Board and Staff

Christie Kamanarof

Christie’s love for dance began as a gymnast at the age of 4. She was told that she needed to take a few ballet lessons, a few turned into a life long passion. At the age of 7 she began dancing with Gloria Tuohy. She has performed with Indiana Ballet Theatre in numerous ballets, including The Nutcracker, Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Coppelia, and Firebird. She toured with IBT to Disney World, France, Germany, England, Cancun and Cozumel Mexico. Christie received her BA in Dance from Columbia College, Chicago in 2005. While at Columbia, she studied with well-known performance artists and teachers internationally. She danced in Faculty and Student Concerts as well as presented her own choreography. Christie has been on Faculty with IBT for 5 years. She teaches Ballet and Modern and also choreographs for Company 1, 2 and the Trainees.