Christina Tasco

Christina Tasco

 Christina Tasco  Christina Tasco
Special Lecturer in Dance 
Director, Oakland Dance Theatre


Christina Tasco is a special lecturer at Oakland University where she has been on faculty since 2002.  At the University, Christina directs Oakland Dance Theatre, teaches Dance History and Appreciation, Kinesiology for Dancers, as well as several ballet courses for the dance majors.  At the University, Christina received the Most Inspiration Professor Award in both 2014 and 2015 and was nominated for a Teaching Excellence Award in 2016.

As a student, Christina was a guest artist and apprentice with the professional company Eisenhower Dance, and was offered a company position with Eisenhower out of her apprenticeship, where she danced professionally for the next seven seasons.

During her time with Eisenhower, Christina also accepted the position of Director of Education and Outreach for the organization, where she directed the company’s Rochester based studio and helped to open and direct two additional locations in Birmingham and West Bloomfield. Today, Christina continues to direct Eisenhower Dance Center’s Rochester based studio, as well as teach at the studio.

Throughout her career, Christina has taught numerous master classes and creative movement residencies in areas including Detroit, Pontiac, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Chicago, L’Anse Creuse and Walled Lake. Tasco has also choreographed for a variety of studios, schools, and special events including Eisenhower Dance’s yearly fundraiser, Walled Lake Central's production of Finnian’s Rainbow, and The Hartland Player’s production of West Side Story. In addition, Christina has premiered her choreography at both Alma College and Oakland University.

Alongside her career working with dancers, Christina also had a notable career working with senior and elite level figure skaters at the Detroit Skating Club from 2009-2014.  She worked both on and off-ice with skaters from around the world representing countries including The United States of America, Canada, Greece, Italy, Switzerland, Australia, France, Romania, China and Mexico. Several of the skaters that Tasco worked with are national and world medalists as well as current and prior Olympic competitors.