About Dance Academy of Mansfield 
 
The Dance Academy is dedicated to providing excellence in dance education. The Academy was founded by Christie Garrett in 1999. Students, regardless of age or ability, have an opportunity to work with dance professionals who share a passion for the Lord, and who teach others with love and understanding of children. 
 
Our staff is highly trained and educated in all aspects of dance. All have extensive experience in structured class instruction and is trained by Christie Garrett in the vision unique to Dance Academy of Mansfield. We stay current with the innovative dance trends without compromising our integrity. The Academy excels in patience, caring, and creative teaching skills. Proper Technique is stressed in all classes. Students are required to take ballet as it is the foundation they need in order to excel and advance in their dancing. 
 
Christie Garrett, Owner, Artistic Director, Instructor 
 
Ms. Christie has over 20 years experience in dance training, teaching and performing. She began her dance training with Dyche Yzer School of Ballet, Margo Marshall School of Ballet in Houston and continued through her teen years to train with the Austin Ballet. She became a performing member of the Metropolitan Ballet Company and Civic Ballet of Abilene Texas during her high school years. 
 
Upon graduating high school, she went on to Los Angeles and was awarded a full time Dance Scholarship by the famous Joe Tremaine. She also studied Modern and Jazz with Doug Caldwell, Jackie Sleight and other renowned teachers and choreographers from the Dupree Dance Center in Los Angeles. She went on to be a member of The Modern Repertory Dance Company Of Los Angeles. She toured the east coast and performed in Madison Suare Gardens with The children's musical "The Magic Camera." She would go on to perform in numerous stage productions and musicals through out her performing career. 
 
She moved back to the Metroplex and began teaching for a local studio in Arlington. She continued to study dance with Daine Clough west in Ft. Worth and Mountain View College. 
 
She performed as a dancer in the Southern Palace at Six flags over Texas and began choreographing musical productions for Walnut Ridge Baptist Church, and Performing Arts Studio in Mansfield. She also choreographed and danced as a principle for several SAG television commercials for Garden Ridge. 
 
She has been married for 21 years and is a proud parent of three boys.

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