Christy Curtis opened CC & Co. Dance Complex, Raleigh, NC, in the summer of 2005. CC & Co. has since grown to 2 locations, with 8 total dance rooms and over 1200 students and 32 staff members. It has been her life’s work to create a welcoming, positive, and open space for all children and adults to enjoy dance from the youngest beginning dancer to the most experienced professional dancer. Christy started dancing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1974 and began teaching dance in 1985 and has never stopped! Upon moving to North Carolina, she attended East Carolina University for dance and then transferred to NC State.
Christy has assisted some of the top teachers in the country. She was an assistant at the very first Jazz World Congress in 1990. Christy has had students who have gone on to dance in college, open their own studios, on to Broadway, TV shows…2 top 10 SYTYCD dancers, National tours, National companies, as well as numerous accolades and national titles every year! Most recently her student, Ariana DeBose, won an OSCAR for best supporting actress, Anita, in West Side Story.
Some of Christy’s former students are the most sought after choreographers and teachers in the country, but she finds the most pride in the fact that she has “grand students” and families that have been with her for over 20 years as well as numerous staff members who have been with Christy since they were children. The “CC family” is not only students, but also her mother moved to Raleigh ten years ago to work at the studio. Christy has an amazing husband, Steve who is her biggest support at the studio and in life!
Christy also has a non-profit, 501c3, Move it Raleigh, that provides dance opportunities to all residents of Raleigh while uniting the dance community through a local performance fundraiser. The participants include local dance studios, ballet schools, tap companies, ethnic dance, ballroom studios, breakdancers, public and private school performance groups and professionals. The mission is to bring together the performing arts and give back locally.
It is CC & Co’s mission to create lifelong memories in a JOY-filled and safe second home for our families and staff, where they feel inspired, encouraged, and supported.
Years at CCCO: 18