Christi Janney-Greenawalt’s first nine years of dance education left her with a life-long devotion towards the art of dance. She received the promising Artist Scholarship at the University of the Arts in PA, and with Goucher College performed as a soloist and was one of three chosen to represent them in the American College Dance Festival. She has performed in many productions including the lead roles of Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker and Pandora in Pandora’s Box. In addition to her early instruction, she broadened and expanded her training with Finis Jhung in Gainsville, FL, Koresh in Philadelphia, PA, Towson University in Towson, MD, and Goucher College in Towson, MD.
She began her professional choreographic career in North East, MD in 2001 as the sole choreographer for Cecil Dancenter’s senior performing company. She choreographed and developed full length stage productions for these student performers for 7 years with shows like The Lion King, Beauty & the Beast, The Little Mermaid, The Nutcracker, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty. She established the Eclipse Performing Dance Company in 2012 where her love of choreography took a diverse step. The emotional journey of STORM in 2012 led to an encore presentation in 2014. Her holiday presentations of Thriller Nights and Spirit of Christmas were also well recognized and Just Breathe provided the inspiration to stand together in the fight against cancer. Additionally, Mrs. Janney-Greenawalt provided choreography for the Maryland and Delaware Dance Festivals, Milburn Stone Theatre, Kinetics Dance Theatre and Harford Ballet Company. Most recently, choreography from her original production, STORM, was showcased at the Annual Choose Respect Conference at the request of the Montgomery County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council.
Mrs Janney-Greenawalt began teaching dance classes in 1997 and has continued that path ever since. She has taught in Cecil, Harford, Baltimore and other surrounding counties in the genres of Ballet, Pointe, Partnering, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Tap, African, Latin, Broadway, Improvisation and Musical Theatre. She was a guest specialist for Cecil County High Schools and has taught for Cecil College’s Kids in Kollege program. Specifically for her students, Mrs. Janney-Greenawalt has prepared choreography for college auditions, biographical DVD’s, talent shows and the Miss Maryland pageant. She additionally developed and implemented her own modern and hip hop curriculums.
Mrs. Janney-Greenawalt is currently the owner and operator of Eclipse Performing Dance Company where she directs the professional performing company, teaches intensive classes, trains dancers in private lessons and choreographic needs, and provides choreography for weddings. She also teaches classes at Sundance Studio in Rising Sun, Maryland.