Christina Xin

Christina was trained in RAD ballet and ISTD modern from the age of 4 at a dance academy in Berkshire. She moved to London for secondary school where she dropped formal Classical training and concentrated on studies, however continued to experiment with cultural dance styles. Recent performances include the UK’s largest live dance convention ‘Move It’ where she performed and held a workshop with a Gujurati and Punjabi troupe, Shahin Badar’s backing dancer for her vocal performance in Prodigy’s ‘Smack my bitch up’ at Zee Carnival with a Bollywood fusion troupe and Sandy Wilson’s ‘The Boyfriend’ Musical with the Hong Kong Singers and the Hong Kong Performing Arts Association. At university she choreographed a Nepali folk piece for an annual charity cultural display at Sadler’s Wells Theatre.

Christina started pole dancing after having been inspired by beautiful performances and the celebration of the female body in various online videos. After much research she joined Ecole de Pole in 2011 after studying Justine McLucas’ balletic lines with her heavy emphasis on dance technique, and wanted to make sure all her pole training was guided by the Ecole de Pole team. She loved the sassy course routines and the fact that training worked on muscle groups usually ignored by other exercise forms for women, and this soon developed into a love affair with pole dancing. She started taking as many classes as possible to gain the strength and technique required to progress. Christina was a finalist in the UKPPC Instructor Category 2012. Now living in Hong Kong for work reasons – Christina continues to guest teach with Ecole de Pole when visiting the UK or Singapore studios, and is an international ambassador for the EDP team.