Bio

Bio

Christine Reed is an dance educator in Chicago, Illinois who believes in the power of arts education and self-directed learning.  She has taught in a variety of settings including elementary schools, community programs, and dance organizations for over 12 years.  While she teaches all genres and subject areas, her expertise lies in teaching modern and jazz dance styles, teaching the creative process, teaching language arts and reading, and integrating the arts and academic disciplines.  

Christine is on faculty at Ravenswood Elementary in Chicago Public Schools.   She designs and teaches dance for grades PreK-8, develops arts integrated curriculum for her school, designs and implements professional development for faculty at Ravenswood and within CPS, writes district-wide dance assessments, and serves on the Instructional Leadership Team at Ravenswood and the Teacher Advisory Council for Chicago Public Schools. In addition to her work at Ravenswood, Christine is a Coach for Teaching Artists at Design Dance, the Curriculum Development Specialist and a Board Member at Prismatic Movement, and runs a summer day camp at Steve and Kate’s Camp.  Christine holds a Master’s of Art in Teaching with endorsements in Elementary Education, Dance, and Social Studies, and a Bachelor’s of Science with concentrations in Business, Dance, and Arts Management.