Christina Benson: UDC Diva Dancer
The serious answer...making dance my career. The not so serious answer...a sponsored silence!
Most likely to say?
I need chocolate!
What music is on your ipod?
EVERYTHING...from pop to indie, dance, hip hop, latin and soul.
Favorite clothes Shops?
One-off boutiques, H&M, Topshop and vintage shops for accessories.
Who would be your dream date?
Mr Brad Pitt....or Alan Carr!!
Favorite places to party on a Friday night?
A salsa club or any Latin night.
Most desirable holiday destination?
iPhone or Blackberry?
errrm....can I say neither? I wouldn’t be able to work either of them!
An old classic, Dirty Dancing.
Put Vaseline on eyelashes before mascara as it makes it easier to take it off and supposedly increases hair growth (and we all want longer eyelashes!). And always always always take of make-up before going to bed!
How are you helping the environment?
By recycling almost everything reaches my grasp!
Height: 5ft 7”
Best Feature: Eyes
Star Sign: Libra
The serious stuff
Training: BA (Hons) Dance Studies specialising in Choreography and Performance, Liverpool John Moores University
Dance Styles: Street dance, salsa (New York and Cuban), hip hop, jazz, ballet, contemporary, Brazilian samba, reggaeton, Argentine tango, freestyle/ podium.
Credits: Dancer for Universal Dance Creations performing various shows including Charleston, Chicago, Can Can at The France Show, London, Highland Fling fusion, mix shows, salsa demos and Parisian Showgirls Shows including Landrover 60th anniversary and NHS at Cafe de Paris, London all over the UK and overseas.
Dancer for Urban Latina Dance Company: Element Dance, specialising in Brazilian samba and reggaeton performing all over the UK. Performances for Vegas Show Girls, Well Pleased Events, STRUT, Miss England Fashion Show, Liverpool Capital of Culture Advertisement, summer season touring Corfu for Cornucopia Ltd and podium dancing for Fantasia.
TV credits include T4, ITV and SalsaTV.
Dance teacher and choreographer in salsa, samba, street dance, reggaeton, jazz, contemporary and hip hop having taught for Yorkshire Dance Centre, UDC, Element Dance, WR Active Learning, Dance for Life, World of Fitness, Junior Jam, Charnwood Arts Festival and Liverpool John Moores University.