Christine Taylor (dancer) holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Florida State University where she received her early Graham training with Ethel Winter, Peggy Lymon and Jeanne Ruddy, among others. Christine has been a member of Jeanne Ruddy Dance since its inception in 1999, performing the choreography of Jeanne Ruddy, Ann Reinking, Mark Dendy, Igal Perry, Peter Sparling, Jane Comfort, Robert Battle, Susanne Linke and Martha Clarke.
Along with performing and directing, Christine has taught at Tallahassee Community College, Drexel University, Gwendolyn Bye Dance Center and the Performance Garage. Christine recently celebrated her 20th year with Gwendolyn Bye's Dancefusion, where she has performed in reconstructions of classic works by Mary Anthony, Jose Limon, Anna Sokolow and Pauline Koner.
In the early 90’s, Ms. Taylor also danced with Body Language Dance Company, which participated extensively in the Young Audience Program. In 1995 she was appointed Assistant Director of Dancefusion, and from 1997-2002 she was the director of fusion 2, a training company for young dancers. Christine has also worked with many local independent choreographers and in 1999 performed with Ann-Marie Mulgrew & Dancers at Toronto's Fringe Festival of Independent Dance Artists. She was a soloist with Trapezius Aerial Dance, performing on trapeze, hoop, harness and giant aerial stilts.
Christine is a certified pilates instructor and the rehearsal director for Jeanne Ruddy Dance.