Christina Schreivogel & River Arts Ballet,
For Christina Schreivogel of River Arts Ballet, it’s all about body, mind, and soul.
Growing up in Hendersonville, Christina Schreivogel got the ballet bug early on and started training at the age of 10. That training was interrupted five years later, however, when her family moved to Italy. Eventually she was able to resume her passion in the United States, first at the Virginia School of the Arts and later at New York City’s Steps on Broadway, and from there her career took her to such disparate locales as the London Studio Centre, the Omaha Theater Co. Ballet, New York’s Joffrey Ballet School, and the Sacramento Ballet. Yet she felt the tug of Western North Carolina, so in 2011 she and husband (and fellow dancer) Benjamin packed up their three children and moved back to the mountains, with the hopes they’d one day be able to create their own ballet studio.
Hence, the Fletcher-based River Arts Ballet (RAB), which opened its doors on March 1, 2015, with the assistance of a small business loan and advice provided by the Business Planning Class at Mountain BizWorks.
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