|Christina Tsoules Soriano
Associate Professor, DanceChristina Tsoules Soriano is an associate professor of dance at Wake Forest University where she teaches a wide spectrum of courses in the dance program: Modern Dance Technique, Improvisation, Dance Composition, a first year seminar about dance and film, and a new course she co-teaches with Rebecca Alexander in the Chemistry Department entitled Movement and the Molecular. Christina received her MFA in dance from Smith College and has danced for many inspiring choreographers, including Heidi Henderson and B.J. Sullivan most recently. In addition to the new works she creates for the Wake Forest Dance Company each year, Christina’s choreography has been presented throughout New England, North Carolina and more recently in New York and Vienna, Austria.
Choreographic or teaching residencies include the University of Virginia, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Amherst College, Trinity College (CT), Salve Regina University, Rhode Island College and Providence College. Christina regularly teaches a community dance class in Winston-Salem to people living with Parkinson’s Disease, and has been involved in two scientific studies that look at the ways improvisational dance can help their mobility and balance. This year, she received funding from the National Parkinson Foundation to hold 3 workshops throughout NC to share her improvisational approaches with the NC Parkinson community. Christina’s published work has appeared in the Journal of Dance Education, Research in Dance Education, Dance Magazine, Theatre Journal, the Journal of Mathematics and the Arts and The Journal of Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics. Christina’s two young daughters, Evie and Penny, constantly inspire her and the dances she creates.