Teaching / Choreography / Performance
- CreativFolkoric Dance, Preschool and Elementary
- Eclectic Soul MVMNT, School-age and Youth
- Parent + Child Movement/Dance Classes
Other Resources (focusing on youth and children, but not limited to): preschool gymnastics, cultural arts, dance instruction and choreography, creative movement, motor development, movement for children with special needs.
Christine Joy Ferrer is a cultural movement arts advocate; an eclectic soul inspired by Afro-diasporic rhythms, dedicated to youth and community. She explores her relationship and connection to our local cultural arts communities not only as a dancer and educator, but also as writer, designer and editor. She grew up in San Francisco’s Ingleside district and graduated from San Francisco State University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts dual degree in journalism and dance; emphasis in teaching.
She has experience working with children and youth from 11 months to 17 years old, all from diverse backgrounds, even children with special needs to at-risk youth. Her class sizes have ranged from individual private lessons to groups of 20. In college, she began assistant dance teaching at John O’connell High School and Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8 through Jamestown Community Center. At the Sunnydale Clubhouse, Boys & Girls Club I worked with the Village Dancers under Dr. Albirda Rose. For the last five years, as Senior Preschool Coach at AcroSports, her specialty lies in preschool TumbleDance (a class that incorporates gymnastics and dance). She is in the process of creating her own curriculum that explores cultural/folkloric dance (specifically Haitian and Brazilian folklore and other world dances) and creative movement. This year she began teaching CreativFolkoric dance workshops for kids at the Mission Cultural Center.
She’s studied Haitian folkoric, Philippine cultural, Cuban-Haitian, Dunham Technique, Modern, Afro-Brazilian contemporary, and acrobatics conditioning. I’ve also traveled to Haiti on a cultural exchange trip hosted by Daniel Brevil, musical director of Rara Tou Limen, to broaden her study of Haitian dance, drumming and culture.
She is a member of Parangal Dance Company and currently sits on the Board of Directors for World Dance Fusion. She’s recently, performed with Dancing Earth and Jiridon.
While working with the Bayview Association for Youth’s 100% College Prep, she not only choreographed and taught a group of middle-schoolers a dance routine for their annual showcase, but also led a 10-week blogging/media and design skills workshop and facilitated the creation of their Youth Voices Blog. Currently, Ferrer is also employed by the San Francisco Unified School district, assisting with special media/design projects for Mission High School and teaching her own “Movement and Creative Arts” class.
With her diverse experience, her goal is to develop Creative Cultural Arts classes that effectively engage youth physically, visually and mentally through the arts. All this knowledge she incorporates into her teaching style. Read her bio…