Christine Joy AlpuertoRitter
Christine Joy Alpuerto Ritter was born in 1982 in Los Angeles, CA USA. She moved to Germany when she was 5 years old and grew up in Freiburg im Breisgau where she took her first Ballet classes at the Ballettstudio Krain. During these 10 years, she was trained in Ballet and Jazz and gained experience through the RAD (Royal Academy of Dancing), dance competitions, Ballet performances and shows with the Philippine and Polynesian Culture Dance group lead by her mother. At the age of 17, she was accepted at the Palucca Dance School in Dresden. During this 4-year contemporary dance program, she received the Esther- Arnold- Seligman Scholarship to travel to the USA and in 2004, graduated with a diploma. She has since worked in Berlin as a freelance dancer with choreographers such as Christoph Winkler, Anja Kozik, Heike Hennig, Milan Gervais (Montreal) and Constanza Macras. Over the last 3 years, C. Joy has also practiced Hip Hop and Breakdance as well as successfully participated in battles in Germany. Influenced by numerous different dance styles, C. Joy likes to improvise and to freestyle, always looking for a new way to develop her own individual style and expression.