Faculty Profile Christina Grady

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    Christina Grady

    Christina Grady

    Hip Hop


    Christina was born and raised in a small suburb in St. Louis, MO. Her love of entertaining started with her first dance class at age 2. From there she grew a love for all the arts: singing, acting, dancing, and musical theatre.She has toured the world dancing for artists like: Lady Gaga, P.Diddy, Mariah Carey, Nicky Minaj, Will.I.Am, Ne-yo, Beyonce, Enrique Iglesias, Space Cowboy, Keri Hilson, Cassie, Avril Lavigne, Jody Watley, many Disney/Nickelodeon stars & more.

    She can be seen in countless TV performances such as the MTV VMAs, Saturday Night Live, Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, American Music Awards, David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Voice, America’s Got Talent, Teen Choice Awards, VH1 DIVA’S Live, BET Awards, So You Think You Can Dance, BET 106 and Park, George Lopez, NBA All Star Game, Kids Choice Awards, Monique, The Disney Channel, Toyota Commercials, & many others. And videos such as: Lady Gaga “Applause”, “Bad Romance”, “You and I”, “Marry the Night” , “Applause”, “Enrique Iglesias “I Like It”, & Keri Hilson’s “Pretty Girl Rock”, “Lose Control” and “Love Me”, All American Rejects “Beekeepers Daughter” to name a few.

    Christina is also a recording artist, formerly in the band “The Nuckleheads” and the girl group known as “Nikki 16” . She enjoys performing, singing and recording. Her former group performed on E! with Missy Elliot and made many other TV and press appearances and shows. She has worked with artists/producers such as: Chris Brown, Missy Elliot, DJ Felli Fel, the late HeavyD, and many more.

    She was assistant choreographer for the Disney TV show “Shake it Up” as well as numerous Disney videos. the country of Colombia filming many commercials that will air worldwide! She assists choreographer Richard Jackson for several projects including artists Jojo, and Matisse. She has been assitant choreographer on countless TV shows such as ABC’s Castle, MTV’s ABDC, ABC’s Cristella, NBC'S THE SING OFF, many award shows, Commercials, and Disney Channel. She has also assisted the legend “Michael Rooney”. She also was asked along with choreographer Rosero McCoy to teach and dance with First Lady Michelle Obama for a promo tour !

    Christina also has a passion for teaching to spread her knowledge of the entertainment industry and “What it Takes” to be in it and maintain success. She feels passionate about bringing back what it “really” means to dance, the knowledge knowing the history of dance brings, and what “true” performing as an individual entails. Individuality, confidence, and feeling what you should feel when you perform are 3 things Christina will make sure you are left with. She conveys this not only thru teaching but thru working as a judge at competitions as well.

    Christina looks forward to spreading her knowledge of the entertainment industry to both the existing and upcoming generations!

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