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Mr. Christian

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Education

- Elgin Community College
- AAS in Surgical Technology
- Elgin High School

Training & Performance Highlights

A native of Elgin, Illinois and first generation Mexican-American, Christian Sosa started dance at 15 in the style of Hip-Hop. He later expanded his knowledge and trained in various Latin styles such as salsa, bachata, and cumbia after becoming a student/faculty member of Ivangel Dance Studio (Elgin) and broadening his training in classical styles such as jazz, ballet, and contemporary after becoming a part of Urban Dance Concept (Elgin). Christian has been a part of various dance companies as a member and in a directive role with Ascension Performing Arts (Chicago), DLD Professional Dance Company (Downers Grove), and CODA (Chicago) as a member

Christian has performed and choreographed for various events around the Chicagoland area, such as World of Dance: Chicago, Prelode Midwest Dance Competition, Elgin Short Film Festival, Elgin Fringe festival, Nightmare on Chicago Street, Freespace Dance Festival, and has performed with world renowned artist OnSean Zion as a backup principal dancer in a Latin Cabaret. You can also catch Christian along with his partner, Karen Arreola, on tour with Activate Your Artistry Dance Convention as a faculty member.

Teaching Experience

- Cary-Grove Performing Arts Centre; Dance Instructor (2018 - Present)
- DLD Dance Center; Dance Instructor/Competition Team Director (2016 - Present)
- Ivangel Dance Studio; Dance Instructor/Competition Team Director (2011-2016)
- Ascension Performing Arts; Dance Director (2018-2019)
- Activate Your Artistry Dance Convention; Faculty Member (2018 - Present)

Personal

Outside of dance, you can catch Christian working at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital (Barrington, IL) in the operating room as a Certified Surgical Technologist. Christian has a huge passion for creating and draws influences from his Latinx culture and his experiences as a first-generation son to Mexican parents. He has a love for helping all children feel welcome and pushes towards an education-driven style of teaching to showcase the power of dance to all his students.

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