Christina Lynch Markham, Class of '00

Christina Lynch Markham, a graduate of the Holy Trinity High School Performing Arts program in 2000, had her high school dream become a reality when she recently was appointed to the Paul Taylor Dance Company.

Under the direction of Mrs. Catherine Murphy at Holy Trinity, Christina recalls that until she attended Holy Trinity, she didn’t realize that dance “could be a career.” “I came to Trinity as a ‘competition dancer’…Mrs. Murphy cultivated the artist within me that I never knew was there. She taught me that dance is an opportunity to express myself…there is meaning behind every gesture, turn and leap.”

Ms. Markham has generously given back to Holy Trinity by returning as a choreographer for the school’s yearly dance concert and is thankful for the opportunity. “I am thrilled that I am still able to work with the dance department (at Holy Trinity) and help inspire new dancers to enter the field.” Mrs. Murphy is very proud of her former student. “She is an excellent role model for young dancers, exemplifying how dedication and discipline is a pathway toward achieving your goals.”

Following Trinity, Ms. Markham majored in Dance at Hofstra University. During her college years, she trained at The Taylor School and attended the Company’s Summer Intensive Program. After graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2004, she danced with the Amy Marshall Dance Company, Stacie Nelson and The Dance Theater Company. She joined the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company in the summer of 2008.

Click HERE to read her profile on the Paul Taylor Dance Company website.

Created on 10/4/2013 - Last updated on 10/4/2013

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