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Christina Grady
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Biographical Information
Gender: Female
Nationality: American
Hometown: Oakland, Missouri
Nicknames: Pasty
Occupation(s): Dancer, singer
Affiliation(s): Nikki 16
Official website: christinagradycom
Official Twitter: @ShadyPasty
Other: Assistant choreographer

Christina Grady is the assistant choreographer to Rosero McCoy on Shake It Up.

Biography

Christina was born and raised in a small town called Oakland in St. Louis, MO. Her love of entertaining started with her first dance class at age 2. From there she grew a love for all the arts: singing, acting, dancing, and musical theatre. She traveled competing and training at dance competitions and conventions such as Tremaine Dance Convention and performing in musicals. She was trained by Dana Lewis, choreographer of Stages and many Broadway musicals. She is trained in ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, musical theatre, hiphop, modern, acting, and voice. She is also known in the business as “Pasty” and looks forward to prospering in the entertainment industry not only as a dancer but as an actress, singer, and teacher.

Career

She has toured the world dancing for artists like: Lady Gaga, P.Diddy, Nicky Minaj, Will.I.Am, Ne-yo, Enrique Iglesias, Space Cowboy, Keri Hilson, Cassie, Avril Lavigne, & more.

She can be seen in countless TV performances such as the MTV VMAs, Saturday Night Live, Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, America’s Got Talent, Teen Choice Awards, VH1 DIVA’S Live, BET Awards, So You Think You Can Dance, BET 106 and Park, George Lopez, NBA All Star Game, Monique, The Disney Channel & many others. As well as videos including: Lady Gaga “Bad Romance”, “You and I”, “Marry the Night” ,“Enrique Iglesias “I Like It”, Keri Hilson’s “Pretty Girl Rock”, “Lose Control” and “Love Me” as well as All American Rejects “Beekeepers Daughter” to name a few.

Christina is also a solo artist, who will be debuting her music in the near future. (She was formerly in a girl group known as “Nikki 16” ) She enjoys performing, singing and recording. Her former group performed on E! with Missy Elliot and make many other TV and press appearances and shows. She has worked with artists/producers such as: Chris Brown, Missy Elliot, DJ Felli Fel, and many more. She also has a passion for teaching to spread her knowledge of the entertainment industry and “what it takes” to be in it and maintain success. She feels passionate about bringing back what it “really” means to dance, the knowledge of understandng what the history of dance brings, and what “true” performing as an individual entails. Individuality, confidence, and feeling what you should feel when you perform are 3 things Christina will make sure you are left with. She is assistant choreographer for the Disney TV show “Shake it Up” as well as numerous Disney videos. She has assisted choreographer Richard Jackson for several projects including artists Jojo, and Matisse. She has been assitant choreographer on numberous TV shows such as NBC’s Castle, MTV’s ABDC, and Disney Channel. Christina has also assisted the legend “Michael Rooney”. She is a choreographer for the iDanceMachine movie.[1]

References

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