Christine Cervino Grider

Ballet Instructor

Christine Cervino Grider trained at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet under Marcia
Dale Weary. She later trained and danced professionally with Ballet Memphis and
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, dancing both corps and soloist roles in such ballets as The
Nutcracker, Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty, and Romeo & Juliet. Ms. Cervino has over
20 years of teaching experience, and has taught all levels of students in ballet and pointe
in addition to teaching creative movement and pre-ballet classes. She has taught at such
notable schools as The School of Ballet Memphis and Pittsburgh Youth Ballet. For the
past 7 years, Ms. Cervino served as Faculty and Administrative Director of the Raleigh
School of Ballet. Before that, she served as Associate Director of Triangle Youth Ballet
for 11 years. Ms. Cervino has choreographed and set such major ballets as Giselle,
Twelve Dancing Princesses, and Cinderella, and was awarded the Emerging Artist Grant
by the Durham Arts Council for her staging of The Sleeping Beauty. Her original
choreography has been chosen through adjudication for performance at Regional Dance
America’s national festival in 2007, as well as Regional Dance America Southeast
regional festivals in 2010, 2011, and 2014. Ms. Cervino is excited to joining the amazing
team at AIDA!