As Director, Christye Alan brings over 23 years of professional dance, theatre and aerial performances to Metro Movement and Aerial Arts.
Christye began her dance training under Pat and Tanju Tuzer in Dallas, Texas. At 19, she became a member of the Fort Worth/Dallas Ballet where she performed from 1989-1993 under Paul Mejia and Suzanne Farrel and then went on to join Ballet Dallas in 1994. Christye left the ballet to sail around the world performing on the Cunard, Royal and Regent Seven Seas Cruise Lines. From the seven seas, her talents then took her to Las Vegas in 1996 where she performed in the Siegfried and Roy Show. It was from here that she then became the Principal Dancer for "Enter the Night" at the Stardust Hotel and Casino. In 2000, Christye moved to Orlando, FL to perform in Disney's newest live show "Tarzan Rocks" at Disney's Animal Kingdom where she would remain throughout its entire run. That same year, she also joined the Central Florida Ballet and has remained to the present.
Here in Orlando, Christye was introduced to the Aerial world and fell in love with it. Wanting to get the best training, she travelled to Vermont to train privately with Elsie Smith and Serenity Smith-Forchion at the Nimble Arts School. Christye is expertly trained on Lyra/Hoop, Hammock, Tissu, Aerial Cube, Double Straps, Bungee and Aerial Adage. She has been blessed to perform for many amazing companies, events and corporations such as Metropolis Productions, Farrington Productions, the MTV Video Music Awards with P. Diddy, the Latin Music Awards, Walmart, Microsoft, and the Formula One Grand Prix Opening Race festivities of 2006 for the King of Malaysia. In addition, Christye choreographed and performed in Rascal Flatts' video "Sarah Beth".
Most recently you can find Christye performing at Sea World in the "Blue Horizons" show as "Aurora the Bird Spirit", but mainly you will find her working for Metropolis Productions. She has been so fortunate to perform for them, to have become the Aerial Director and to have been asked to start this training school, Metro Movement and Aerial Arts. Christye is so excited to pass on all her knowledge and training to the students of the school and to be training the next generation of aerial performers.