Formerly the Department Chair of World Languages at Fullerton High School, Christina Garner has had a wide variety of training in ethnic and traditional dance, including styles as diverse as South Indian Classical Dance, flamenco, English Morris and Sword, Bavarian and Appalachian. She has previously served as coordinator of Garfield High School’s Ballet Folklorico, as Founder and Director of Fullerton High School’s first international dance course, and as a multi-cultural presenter for UCI Human Relations Conferences.
She performed for ten years as member of Dunaj International Dance Ensembel in LA and Orange County. She continues her lifelong fascination with world music and dance currently as a member of Zhena Folk Chorus, an East European women’s choir based in San Pedro. As a singer, she has performed with famed Tuvan throat singer Ondar, Turkish ensembles and Georgian polyphonic groups.
Most recently she has sponsored Korean Folk Dancers at the Fullerton College Worldfest, and performed traditional French accordion music with students at the Fullerton College French Film Festival. Her husband is a folk violinist and her two grown daughters were greatly enriched by their experiences with All the Arts for All the Kids in Fullerton elementary schools.