Dear Readers: In the spirit of the Christmas Season, I will be chatting with Silvio and his talented niece, Christine Cox, about life as a dancer and entrepreneur on the next Canto Talk (this Thursday, 7 pm PST/9 pm CT/10 pm EST; click here for link).
As the Goddess of Capitalism, I really can appreciate Christine’s savvy use of her theater and dance background to create a business based around the “Princess Birthday Party” concept popular with many young girls. She and her partner created “A Princess Visit”:
A Princess Visit casts and trains Broadway-caliber actresses to portray fairytale princesses for children’s birthday parties in New York City. Every princess, mermaid, and fairy is sweet, talented, energetic, and delightful with children. Your Princess will arrive in the most stunning costume to perform a completely original interactive show, and take your little guests on a magical journey.
Christine has appeared in and/or choreographed many musicals (Guys and Dolls, Anything Goes, Will Rogers Follies, The Wizard of Oz), International tours, (Asian tour of The Magical School for Wizards), and films (What’s Up Lovely?, and The Actress). Her dancing has been featured on “Good Morning America” and “The View”, and she has worked with the choreographers of “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Dancing with the Stars”.
Christine received a BFA in Dance Performance/Education (certified K-12 teacher) from Towson University. As a teacher, she founded, 5th Grade Ballroom Stars, a program where students learn the importance of respecting one another through ballroom dance. Christine also offer private dance classes for children and adults in the NYC area.
Here is a video of her dancing:
We will also be charring with Captain Capitalism, Aaron Clarey, who is an expert ballroom dancer himself! Sadly, he doesn’t have any video of his dance days available, so I have to offer his most recent punditry — which is almost as awesome and which Christine can perhaps share with her target audience: Why Youth Should Not Save for Retirement
Interestingly, he posts about a good article — which might make for an interesting starting point to discuss relationships in the context of “Prince Charmings”. Girl Game
Love happens in the strangest of places, to the most diverse people, and while more often than not that infatuation that drives love dies a natural death pretty early on, it’s also quite true that there are times when love between unlikely pairs blossoms into something incredible and wondrous. When you have closed your heart to all but a narrow range of possibilities, you have artificially reduced your chances of finding a good mate because of your own inability to envision success.
I am looking forward to this show very much!