Christina Briggs Winslow
Christina Briggs Winslow was born in Virginia, where she danced with the Richmond Ballet and earned a BFA in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University. After receiving her MFA in Dance from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, she joined the faculty as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Christina comes to Milwaukee after 15 years in New York City, where she was on the faculty of Hofstra University, Queens College and the Joffrey Jazz & Contemporary Summer Intensive. She has also taught Contemporary Technique and Repertory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the TseKh Summer Dance School in Moscow, Russia. She is a regular guest artist at Valley Academy of the Arts (WI), where she teaches Ballet Technique. Christina has been a Pilates Instructor since 1998. Trained by Fran Lehen (a protégé of Carola), she holds certifications from both the Pilates Method Alliance and the Kane School of Core Integration. She is the Co-Director, with Edward Winslow, of Incidents Dance. Through inter-disciplinary collaborations, they use dramatic scenarios, physically demanding movement and complex partnering relationships to explore the human element in dance. They have created several full-evening shows, about which Joe Karr and Elizabeth Geyer of the Sunday Record said: "Christina Briggs and Edward Winslow have created a world of twisting, sculptural forms that defy gravity and confound the senses, using weight, counterbalance and gesture that speaks volumes." Since 1998, the company performed in New York City at Clark Studio Theater at Lincoln Center, Dixon Place, Joyce SoHo, Pace University, St. Mark’s Church and University Settlement, as well as in Atlanta, Boulder, Philadelphia, New Orleans Richmond. Incidents also participated in dancenow downtown, the Downtown Dance Festival, the d.u.m.b.o. dance festival, Goose Route Dance Festival and the Atlanta Fringe Festival among others. In 2000 she joined Heidi Latsky Dance as a performer and Rehearsal Director. She continues to perform and tour with the company. Christina has also worked with and been inspired by Carrie Ahern, Gerald Casel, Pat Cremins, Susan Osberg and Li-Chiao Ping.