- Adult Program, Classical Ballet Program
- Pre-Professional Program
Christine Busch was raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. Born into a theatrical family, she appeared in a number of musicals in summer stock, making her stage debut at the age of five as child Liza in Lady in the Dark. She studied at Atlanta School of Ballet with Merrilee Smith and Dorothy Alexander, founders of Atlanta Civic Ballet, and Robert Barnett, soloist with New York City Ballet. She went on to study on scholarship at Joffrey School, and as an apprentice with Harkness Ballet. Her mentor there was former New York City Ballet Principal Dancer, Patricia Wilde. She also studied ballet with master teacher, Vera Volkova, modern dance with Stuart Hodes, and jazz with Jack Cole.
Professionally, Busch danced with American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, and Metropolitan Opera Ballet under the direction of famed ballerina Alicia Markova. With American Ballet Theatre and San Francisco Ballet, Busch worked with such luminaries as Anthony Tudor, Agnes De Mille and Jerome Robbins. She danced a wide repertoire including all of the classics and works by George Balanchine, Lew Christensen, Elliot Feld, and other contemporary choreographers. Busch has toured extensively across the United States and Europe.
In 1994, Busch accepted the position as Boston Ballet School Principal of the South Shore Studio in Norwell. After holding that position for seven years, she joined Boston Ballet School’s senior faculty at the Newton Studio in 2001. Busch also served on the faculties of San Francisco Ballet School, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School, and Boston Conservatory. She has held the positions of principal of the School of the Hartford Ballet and Dance Connecticut, director of School of the Richmond Ballet in Virginia, and ballet mistress for BalletMet in Columbus, Ohio. She has been a popular guest teacher across the country, at schools including Atlanta Ballet School, Milwaukee Ballet School, and School of North Carolina Dance Theatre. Busch has been honored by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, awarded the Monticello Scholarship for choreography by the National Association for Regional Ballet, and been listed in Who’s Who in Entertainment and Who’s Who in Emerging Leaders.