Christy McNeil Chand earned her BFA in dance from Cornish College of the Arts where she studied on a full scholarship granted by the Kreielsheimer Foundation. At Cornish she performed with Cornish Dance Theatre, received the Outstanding Dance Major Award, and her choreography was chosen to represent Cornish at the American College Dance Festival. She completed three contracts for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, two as Dance Captain and Company Manager. At age fifteen, she performed in the Rudolf Nureyev Ballet Festival in Kazan, Russia as a member of Evergreen City Ballet and was honored to dance at the Artissima Festival of Art in Turin, Italy with Chamber Dance Company in 2010. Christy has been faculty at Cornish, Shoreline College, and Sammamish High School where she created the dance curriculum. In October of 2011, she presented her research on stretching and the jazz dance warm up at the NDEO national conference in Minneapolis and at the DEAW conference in Washington state. She received her MFA in dance from the University of Washington in June of 2012 and is currently an Assistant Professor at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA.