Christen Weimer

An Atlanta native, Christen Sewell Weimer embodied a passion for movement at a young age. Before
fully actualizing her love of dance, Christen competed both nationally and internationally as a
rhythmic gymnast. Transitioning to the art of dance came somewhat organically for her when she
enrolled in the school at Atlanta Ballet in 2001.

Christen’s pursuit of movement propelled her first to Indiana University’s Ballet Major program,
then to the south of France and L’École Supérieur de danse de Rosella Hightower, and ultimately to
New York, where she studied, choreographed and performed at Barnard College, Columbia University.
Graduating magna cum laude from Barnard in 2006, Christen holds a BA in Psychology and a minor in
Dance.

Christen has performed professionally with Brooks and Company Dance, as well as with Bodiography
Contemporary Ballet. She also occasionally dabbles in commercial work, and in 2001 Christen was
featured as a rhythmic gymnast in Outkast’s music video, “Trans DF Express.” In 2011, Christen
furthered her studies at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, from where she received an
MFA in Dance Performance and Choreography.

Throughout the course of her career, Christen has created new works for the Dance majors at Tisch
School of the Arts, New York University, La Roche College, Kennesaw State University, Clayton State
University and at Brenau University, as well as for the company dancers of Bodiography Contemporary
Ballet.

Under the mindful guidance of dancer, educator, and holistic health practitioner, TaraMarie Perri,
Christen was certified through the Mind Body Dancer® Yoga Teacher Training in 2010. Through this
comprehensive yoga teacher training, Christen was certified at the 200-hour level to teach
alignment-based, breath-focused, mindful Vinyasa. Christen meets with private clients in person or
via remote connection for client-tailored yoga lessons and classes.

Currently, Christen serves as an Affiliate faculty member in the Dance department at Brenau
University. She would like to thank her family, friends, mentors, and students, who continually inspire her.

 

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