TTDC Teaching Artists


Christine Dent

Christine is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, and has danced since the age of three.  She holds a BFA in Dance from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA and studied ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, tap, hip-hop, and musical theatre. Christine spent several years living and performing in New York City before relocating to Los Angeles.  Her credits include having performed as a guest artist with the Martha Graham Dance Company, dancing off-Broadway in a production of Petrouchka, appearing in countless musicals across the country, and dancing at sea with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Christine has been a teacher all the while, both instructing and setting choreography on many top competitive dance studios across the country.  She loves to share her love of dance with all of her students!




Dina is originally from a small town in Connecticut where she began taking ballet at the age of six. Knowing she wanted to dance professionally she attended an arts high school where she studied classical modern in addition to jazz and African styles of dance. Dina now holds a BFA in dance from the California Institute of the Arts where she performed in several student pieces as well as being showcased as a choreographer at the Sharon Disney Lund Theater. Professionally, she has been a part of the creation process of a new work by Bessie Award winner Julie Bour, which premiered at the RedCat Theatre in Los Angeles and several performances with freelance choreogrpahers throughout LA. Giving credit to her first dance studio for instilling in her the love of dance, Dina hopes to give that same experience to her students at TTDC and Twinkle Toes!


KatE NeWham


Katelyn Newham was born and raised on the beautiful Gold Coast, Australia, where she trained in every style of dance as well as music, drama and singing. After completing diplomas in musical theatre, commercial dance and dance teaching, she then went onto complete many professional dance contracts around the world for companies such as Norwegian Cruise Line and Warner Brothers.  Over the past 8 years Katelyn has travelled around the world as a professional dancer and choreographer and has performed in countries such as India, China, USA, The Bahamas and Australia and has danced on TV shows such as ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, and ‘Australia’s Got Talent’. In between performing and travelling the world Katelyn has found a passion for dance teaching and has taught all over Australia as well at the US winning numerous choreography awards! This soon led to many dance judging opportunities for local and national dance competitions for elite and pre-professional dancers all over Australia and now the US.

Katelyn has recently moved over from Australia to the USA (based in Los Angeles) to continue to pursue her professional dance, choreography and teaching career and currently performs for some of LA’s top entertainment companies.