Christy Bartholomew hails from New Orleans, Louisiana. She developed a strong appreciation for the arts at an early age, which ultimately led her to pursue a professional career in the field. Relocating to Orlando, Florida as a live show performer for Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Orlando, she was featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Today Show. Fusing athletics and dance as a former NBA Dancer for the Orlando Magic, she appeared on various ESPN and Sports Center highlights, was featured on Monday Night Football intro and traveled abroad as a “Dunking Dancer.” She toured as a dance ambassador with Armed Forces Entertainment to Germany, Poland, Iceland, Norway, The Netherlands, Japan, Korea and Singapore hosting various dance workshops.
As a teaching artist, Bartholomew toured with Honeywell and NASA’s award-winning FMA Live! production. Recent performance credits include Derek Brown; Taurus Broadhurst Dance; Afromoda Dance Theater; Deviated Theatre; Connecting Vibes USA/UK in Grenada’s National Dance Festival; VanHook Productions; Douglas Yeuell’s Summer Stock, featuring a solo work.
Bartholomew received her B.A. in Mass Communication and Dance Theatre from Louisiana State University and A&M College, specializing in Arts Management and Dance Education. She is a Dance Theatre Instructor for African Dance and Music Technique and Associate Director of Sankofa Productions at Bishop McNamara High School in Maryland.