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Christine Okon-Waterhouse

Owner & Manager

Christine is co-Owner of Fusion and the Executive Director of the Midwest Youth Ballet Company. With over 35 years of dance experience in studying and teaching ballet, jazz, tap, modern, and contemporary, Miss Christine has danced with renowned instructors, including Gus Giordano, Audrey Mendel, Patty Obey, Frank Hatchett, and many more.

 

From 1986-2004, she was a dance instructor at Dance Arts in Stevensville. In 1997 she established the Rapid City Dance Factory in Grand Rapids  and founded the CityKids Dance Troupe (now known as Dance Arts Performing Core). She was also a choreographer with Studio Dance Theatre, creating dances for the bi-annual Nutcracker as well as the entire Firebird Ballet production. 

Christine has also had the opportunity to perform with a number of companies including with Lee Greenwood at the Citrus bowl and as well as in the Detroit Thanksgiving Parade.

 

From 2006-2009, she was the pom pon coach for St. Joseph High School JV & Varsity squads. She is also active volunteer with Blossomtime and a former Miss Southwest Michigan. An avid Broadway fan and supporter she enjoys traveling to New York as often as possible.

 

Christine is also the owner of Glitz Custom Apparel, a dance costume and logo wear company. 

(www.GlitzCostumes.com)

She lives in the St. Joseph area and is the proud mother of U.S. Coast Guard member, Raistlin, as well as her son Tyler and daughter Brye.