Celine Spinka O'Brien, Instructor

SpinkaphotoCELINE SPINKA O'BRIEN grew up training in her hometown of Redding, California. She is a graduate from Butler University with a major in Dance Pedagogy and a minor in Strategic Communications. She spent summers training at The Jillana School, Long Beach Ballet, Ballet West, Ballet Met, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, and River North Dance Chicago. She has been fortunate to work with teachers and choreographers such as Susan McGuire, Frank Chavez, Lesley Telford, Mike Gosney, Ronn Stewart, Hanna Brictson, Noelle Kayser, and Jessica Miller Tomlinson among others. Since moving to Chicago in 2016, she has danced with Elements Contemporary Ballet, Cocodaco Dance Project, and Little Fire Artist Collective as well as freelanced throughout the city participating in dance festivals such as Take Up Space, Going Dutch, and Detroit Dance City Festival. She has danced with Moonwater Dance Project since its inception in 2018 and serves as the company’s Executive Director.