BALLET, JAZZ, TAP
Upon graduating from Ryerson Theatre School’s B.F.A. Dance Program, Christine Brkich established InMotion Dance Company with her sister Lisa in 1996. Ms. Brkich was responsible for organizing, choreographing, and performing in Dancing Through Front-Tears, the company’s successful tour of Croatia’s Adriatic Coast. Her contemporary choreography for the company includes “All’s Fair In Love And…” , “FISH”, “Size Zero”, and many more which were performed in Toronto, Montreal, and Europe. She has also adapted and directed various children’s shows for the company, including “Cinderella”, “The Princess and The Pea”, and “The Day The Legwarmers Came to Town.”
Christine has also choreographed various musical productions such as “Oklahoma!” for which she received the Encore Award, and co-choreographed productions such as “Fiddler On The Roof”, “Grease!”, “The Secret Garden”, for which she received the Drama Series Award for Best Choreography and “Hair!” for West End Studio Theatre, performed at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts.
From 2000 – 2011, Christine Brkich, and her sister, Lisa, owned and operated their dance school, InMotion Dance Inc. in the Mississauga and later, the Oakville areas. She has enjoyed the success of teaching students who have gone on to join the National Ballet of Canada’s Associate Program, Ryerson Theatre School, and who have also performed her choreography for national, and international audiences (i.e: Florida, Italy, Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival).
Most recently, Christine and Lisa have choreographed a new children’s work known as “The Legwarmers” intended for audiences aged 3-6 and have presented this production in both the Live stage production format, as well as DVD format under their production company known as “Two Sisters Dance Projects Inc.”. Developed from having many years of educating young children about the passion for dance, Christine and Lisa collaborated in utilizing their multiple pedagogical techniques developed over time in such a way to entice and reach youthful audiences everywhere. Christine is eager to transcend this project forward to new heights and to introduce “The Legwarmers” to audiences on both a national and international level.
Christine is a frequent guest teacher for various workshops in the GTA and Edmonton, Alberta, (Citie Ballet) and holds membership in B.A.T.D. and with PAEC (Performing Arts Educators of Canada) in both Modern and Ballet divisions. She is currently Ballet Chair for the Ballet division, Vice-Chair for the Modern division, for this organization. Christine Brkich has also adjudicated various dance festivals throughout Ontario and enjoys giving Master Dance workshops for students of all ages in various disciplines.