Christen Weimer

Christen Sewell Weimer, an Atlanta native, 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 program and then 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 has created work on the dance majors at
La Roche College, Kennesaw State University, Clayton State University and Tisch School of
the Arts, as well as on the dancers of Bodiography Contemporary Ballet Company and the
Fiona Fairrie Ballet Conservatory. 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.”

Christen furthered her studies at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, from where
she received an MFA in Dance Performance in 2011. Christen was certified through the Mind
Body Dancer® 200 hr. Yoga Teacher Training with TaraMarie Perri. Through this
comprehensive yoga teacher training, she was certified at the 200-hour level to teach
alignment-based, breath-focused, mindful Vinyasa (www.mindbodydancer.com). In addition to
serving on faculty in the Dance department at Brenau, Christen also serves on faculty in the
department of Dance Performance and Choreography at Spelman College. Christen would
like to thank her family, friends, mentors and students, who continually inspire her.

 

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