My name is Christine Maldonado. I am a dance teacher, choreographer, coach, and the proud owner of CM Dance Company. I specialize in providing private instruction, coaching, and programs to families celebrating major life occasions. Since the inception of my dance teaching business in 2012, I have helped countless of individuals, families, and communities celebrate, connect, and learn with dance and other modalities such as theatre, singing, and yoga. I am very thankful for everyone who has allowed me to be part of their lives as their dance teacher, coach, and guide.
The CM Dance Company Story
Dancing has always been a source of inspiration for me-especially dancing with family and friends. I was raised with the family tradition of celebrating everything and anything with family, food, and dance! I started choreographing for my own community at the age of 14. I fell in love with the process of creating dance. My favorite part was seeing how happy and confident dancing made people feel. These early experiences led me to pursue a career in dance and theatre.
Upon graduating from San Jose State University in 2005 with a degree in dance and theatre, I began a long journey working professionally as a stage performer, choreographer, and teacher for various learning environments. In 2012, I decided to "leave the stage" and start CM Dance Company, a dance business specializing in event choreography and dance instruction for families celebrating life!
My journey into business was soon followed by my journey into motherhood. I supported these major life transitions the best way I knew how-with dance-in the form of a yoga movement practice. Inspired by the overall wellness benefits of the practice, I became a 500 hour certified yoga instructor with a speciality in guiding prenatal and postnatal mothers through early motherhood. In 2016 I added private yoga instruction to my list of offerings and began working in the community as a yoga teacher. Although at this time I do not teach yoga, my experience with yoga has deepened my connected to dance and positively influenced my approach to teaching.
When it came time to decide how I would educate my child, I decided to create a custom learning path by homeschooling my child. The homeschooling path continues to affirm my own teaching philosophy that learning is easy when the instruction is tailored to the learner, engaging, and fun! Entering into the homeschooling space presented me with the with the opportunity to create learning programs for other homeschool families. In 2022, I launched learning programs in dance, theatre, and storytelling tailored to the homeschool community.
CM Dance Company has now been in business for over 10 years and this is my story so far. It is an absolute honor to serve the community in this way. Thank you to everyone who has allowed me to be part of their lives as a dance teacher, coach, and guide. As always, I am looking forward to dancing with you!