Get to know CDE owner, Christy Wood
How did you get started in dance?
“I began dancing at the age of 4. I was so eager to meet new friends and wear leotards and legwarmers! As I grew older, my love for dance expanded with learning new styles, going to conventions, and competing.”
Why did you want to start a dance studio?
“If you know me personally, you would know that I’m a bit of a perfectionist and, at times, get overwhelmed with the pressure I place upon myself. Dance was, and still is, an outlet for me to release my tensions and emotions. When the music starts and my body moves, I can feel outside pressures release their grip. I become more relaxed, more focused, more determined, and more joyful as my thoughts are consumed with the choreography. I want to provide a place where people can experience all those things that I love about dance. A place where students can be themselves and push themselves to do more than they knew they were capable of doing.”
Christy attended East Carolina University to pursue a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Dance. After transferring to North Carolina State University, Christy began teaching dance for a non-profit organization in the Garner area. While employed at SAS Institute, she received her Business degree with a concentration in Marketing. Christy was a member of the ECU Dance Team and the Wolfpack Clogging Team. Christy is an active member of her church where she serves as a preschool teacher and dance ministry co-director.