Co-Artistic & Executive Director, BalletX
Christine Cox began her training with the Pennsylvania Ballet School and continued at the Philadelphia High School for the Performing Arts, spending summer sessions at the Joffrey and San Francisco Ballet schools. After high school, she danced with BalletMet in Columbus, Ohio, for five years before moving to New York. There she danced as a guest artist with Ballet Hispanico and performed for President George H.W. Bush at Ford’s Theatre. Christine then spent one year with American Repertory Ballet before joining Pennsylvania Ballet from 1993 to 2006.
Christine has premiered works by a number of gifted choreographers, including Ib Anderson, Rennie Harris, James Kudelka, John McFall, Trey McIntyre, Matthew Neenan, Kevin O'Day, David Parsons, Kirk Peterson and Christopher Wheeldon. Some of her featured roles include Rum and Coca Cola in Paul Taylor's “Company B,” Vortex in Alvin Ailey's “The River,” Choleric in George Balanchine's “The Four Temperaments,” Eve in Margo Sappington's “Rodin,” Mis En Vie the Cowgirl in Agnes DeMille's “Rodeo,” and principal female roles in Jerome Robbins' “Fancy Free” and “The Concert.”
Prior to retiring as a full-time company member in 2006, Christine staged Matthew Neenan's “11:11” on Pennsylvania Ballet and rehearsed the company for the premiere at New York City Center. For 10 years, she served as the rehearsal assistant of the children’s corps for Pennsylvania Ballet’s annual production of George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker.” Christine continues to teach and choreograph at the University of the Arts. For her work as a performer, choreographer and educator, Christine has been recognized with two Rocky Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts, as well as fellowships from the Independence Foundation (2002) and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (2006 and 2008).
In 2005, Christine co-founded BalletX with Matthew Neenan and has since become a respected arts leader in the city of Philadelphia. She has served on review panels for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and sits on the Advisory Committee for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Pennsylvania Ballet.
Class Schedule, Spring 2016
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