We’re thrilled to introduce Christina as a new Dance Rockstar! A New York native, Christina joins us with years of experience in classical and contemporary dance. After six years of dancing professionally in New York City, Christina has continued to follow her passion while teaching dance during college, medical school, and during her pediatrics residency at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. When she’s not embracing the sweat with us at uforia, you can find Christina at work as a Pediatric Hospitalist and hanging out with her family.
For Christina, dance has always been the passion that fuels her and you’ll feel that infectious spirit as you shake it with her in Zumba and Fuego. Come find Christina heating up the dance floor in Palo Alto.
Favorite Palo Alto Hot Spots?
There is always so much to do in Palo Alto! I love going wine tasting at the Wine Room just down the street on Ramona. La Bodeguito Del Medio is also one of my regular spots. I love their Cubano sandwiches. Walking the Stanford Dish has been one of my favorite things to do in Palo Alto ever since I moved to the Bay Area.
What do you do in your spare time?
Dance, of course! I also love wine tasting and hanging out with my husband Stuart, two and half year-old son Oliver, one and half year-old daughter Penelope, and rescue chihuahua Nosmo. Sometimes I can do all three if I get creative! I also work as a Pediatric Hospitalist at Kaiser Santa Clara.
Where do you find your uforia?
I find my uforia while dancing for sure – in the studio, at the supermarket, or in my kitchen with my kids running circles around me 🙂
What are your favorite pre/post workout snacks?
I love going to all the local Farmer Markets. They are great for discovering new food and fresh snacks. These days, I go for sesame almonds from the San Carlos farmers market as my daytime snack to fuel up before and after dancing.
Favorite songs at the moment?
Music is such an important part of my relationship with dance and I’m always looking for new songs. These days I’m loving “Grace Kelly” by MIKA, “Ship to Wreck” by Florence and the Machine, and “Beautiful Life” by Nick Fradiani.
Anything else you might want to share with our uforians?
Dance has always been the passion that fuels me – the air that I breathe. Teaching dance and witnessing others experience the same infectious enthusiasm of moving to music equates with sheer joy for me. I have taught in various dance disciplines for years – even throughout medical school. I am super excited to share in the “uforia” of dance through teaching within the uforia family and community here!