Christy Posey-Holden began her training at the age of eight under Peggy Norman. Other instructors and coaches include: Judith Jamison, Dianne Maroney, Wayne Barbaste, Salvatore Aiello, Camella Malashanko, Joseph Giacobbe, Alan Woodard, Don Oppenheimer, Joe Tremaine, Doug Caldwell, Marcia Lane, Raymond DeBarrio, Lea Darwin, Michael Vernon, Jaqueline Anderson, Victor Kharchenko, Luyov Shtecker, Thommie Retter, Charles McGowen, Keith Cross, Richard Glasstone, Diane Vanschorr, Shelia Darby, and Shelia Kennedy. She studied with her personal coach Betty Seibert for five years.
In 1991 she traveled to the Soviet Union to perform and study classical ballet. In 1993-97, she was a guest performer in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York for the Cecchetti Students Ballet Company. In 1996 she was commissioned and performed for the Marshall Symphony. In 1997, she was a guest artist for Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet and performed “Sugar Plum Fairy” in their Nutcracker. She performed as “Snow Queen” in the City Ballet of Houston’s “Nutcracker Suite,” 2000-2013. She has also performed the ballet “Les Syphides,” “Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux,” “Don Quixote,” and“en Rue Blue” original choreography by Margo Sappington. In 2001 she was invited with two of her students to be a guest performer with Thommie Retter for National Tap Dance Day in Dallas, Texas.
Christy has been teaching locally for over 35 years. She was a principal instructor at Carol Anglin Dance Center for ten years. She has owned, operated and taught at her own school for the last thirty years. Power & Grace School of Performing Arts has been named Small Business of the Year by the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, and named as a finalist for the Better Business Bureau Torch Awards for Ethics in Business. Power & Grace has been voted Shreveport-Bossier’s Best Dance School multiple times by The Shreveport Times and Locals Love Us.
Christy has been a guest instructor on numerous occasions for notable ballet academies such as Cosmopolitan Ballet Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts; City Ballet of Houston; and Barrington Ballet in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. She has also taught for the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) on the Cecchetti method. Locally, Christy has participated in grant programs offered by the Shreveport Regional Arts Council designed to enhance art awareness in students’ lives. As the ballet instructor, Christy, worked with over 3,000 children in various local schools.
During the summer of 1996, Christy was examined in California by Richard Glasstone of London and Shelia Kennedy of Canada, where she earned her first teaching degree in ISTD Cecchetti Ballet. She is the only ISTD Cecchetti certified instructor in the state of Louisiana.
Christy continues to develop professionally through studying with world-renowned coaches and choreographers and being a guest artist and instructor across the country. She currently enjoys teaching and directing at Power & Grace School of Performing Arts.