Christina Penatello - The Art of Expression
STYLING: Rhythm & Latin • 55m
Being a well-recognized coach within the Fred Astaire Dance Studios Organization, Christina Penatello Hansen enjoys sharing her passion and knowledge of dance and business with professionals and amateurs of all ages. With over 30 years of dance experience, she is able to teach the newest dancer as well as the most seasoned, with the greatest of ease. Her ultimate goal is to create excitement and inspiration for every person she associates herself with, throughout their dance journey.
2006 World Mambo Championship
3-Time USDC American Rhythm Finalist
3-Time Ohio Star Ball American Rhythm Finalist
Multiple-Time Finalist in Embassy Ball Championship, Millennium Dancesport Championship, Manhattan Dancesport Championship
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