Gabri Christa’s work lives where dance, theater and film merges, and the Caribbean, Europe and the Americas converses. Born and raised in Curaçao, the Dutch Caribbean, she came to New York, via the Netherlands, Cuba and Puerto Rico.
Her performances have been shown in New York at Dance Theatre Workshop, PS 122, Aaron Davis Hall, Central Park Summer Stage, Judson Church, Center for the Arts at the College of Staten Island, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 92nd Street Y, University Settlement. Outside New York her work has been performed in Albany, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Princeton. Abroad her work was performed on the Caribbean islands of Curaçao, Aruba, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico, Guadeloupe and Cuba. South America in Venezuela and Suriname, and in Europe her work has toured extensively through out the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium.
She has been guest choreographer at Princeton University, University of Utah, Middle School for the Arts in West Palm Beach, Staten Island Ballet and other places

 

Her short films were shown in New York at Dance on Camera Festival at Lincoln Center, Dance Theater Workshop, Cantor Film Center, Nueva Film festival Tokyo, Japan, Bonn Film Festival, Denver Pan-African Film Festival. Her film “High School” was awarded a Creative excellence award from ABC television.
She is a recipient of John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and other awards /commissions including from the Jerome foundation, Pittsburg Dance Council, National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund, Arts International U.S. Fund for American Artists at International festivals, United states Information Agency, the Dutch Ministry of Culture, Council of the Arts and Humanities of Staten Island, and Dance theater Workshop’s Suitcase fund. She was a digital fellow and artist in residence at Dance Theater Workshop and at dvRepublic a project of the Black Film Maker Foundation.
As an educator she has taught and lectured at the University of Washington, Bates dance Festival, Manhattanville College, Fordham University, University of Michigan, New York University, Princeton University and Ballet Hispanico of New York. She has taught numerous workshops while traveling and also has taught extensively in New York City Public Schools.
She has been a contributing author to “Caribbean Dance from Abakua to Zouk” a de la Torre Bueno Price winning book.
Gabri Christa holds a BA from the College of the Arts, School for New Dance Development in the Netherlands and a MFA from the University of Washington.
She is a board member of Dance Theater Workshop and is an advisory board member for Dance/NYC.