Owner & Visionary
Christie Stark was born in Hollywood, Florida and has made her home in the Sunshine State ever since. She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Masters Degree in Education at Nova Southeastern University. In 1992 she received her certification as a dance teacher from the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters. Ms. Stark is also a member of the Professional Dance Teachers Association and the International Tap Association.
Learning from the best in her field has contributed to Ms. Starks’s successful career! She has studied with dance masters including Patti Martin, Daria Melendez, Henry Le Tang, Linda Gache, and Al Gilbert. As a performer Ms. Stark worked with several local companies including La Mystique, The Miami Repertoire Company, and Hollywood Playhouse performing in a range of productions including City of Angels, A Chorus Line, Can Can, 42nd Street, and Cinderella. Before opening her own studio Ms. Stark was the pageant and dance director for the ABI studios.
A talented choreographer, Ms. Stark has created award winning choreography for a number of events and performances including the Summer Olympics opening show in Atlanta, Georgia, the Miami Hurricanes halftime show, Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Epcot, MGM Studios, Universal Studios of Florida, as well as various, local, annual productions.
The year 1995 marked the opening of Ms. Stark’s signature studio, Dancer’s Gallery, which is located in Miramar, Florida. Ms. Stark is the founder of the Madison Brody Dance Foundation, a non-profit dance company located in Miramar and is a dedicated and hardworking contributor to the culture of the culture of the local and surrounding communities.
Ms. Stark has generously served as a consultant to other dance schools helping them develop programs and offer a curriculum with wide-ranging appeal for students. As an educator she is the most passionate about teaching tap dance! Her classes cover a number of styles including Rhythm Tap, Musical Theater Tap and Hoofing. Students concentrate on listening skills as well as developing tap sounds, rhythm, quality, and basic tap vocabulary.