Cristina Sohns-Williams

Cristina Sohns Williams resides with her husband Jerry and son Michael in Dunmore, Pa.  She has been studying dance for forty five years and has been teaching for the past thirty years.  She has studied with the Scranton Civic Ballet Company and Civic Dance Center, Broadway Dance Center and Steps in New York City along with attending various workshops and conventions in New York City, Philadelphia, East Stroudsburg and Lancaster.

Cristina has been involved with several local theatre groups and has performed in such productions as Oliver, Grease, Guys and Dolls, Once upon A Mattress, West Side Story and The Odd Couple to name a few.  For six summers she performed with the Pocono Playhouse Children’s Theatre.  She has choreographed Penn State Worthington Players production of “Stop The World…I Want To Get Off”, Dunmore High School Crimson Company’s productions of “Guys and Dolls”, “West Side Story”, “Anything Goes”, “42nd Street”, “Cinderella”, “Crazy For You”, “The Music Man”, “Once Upon A Mattress”, “Seven Brides For Seven Brothers”, “Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, “No No Nanette”, “Pippin”, “Disney’s Beauty And The Beast”, “Back To The 80’s”, “South Pacific”, “Seussical” and “Annie”.  North Pocono High Schools Odyssey Players productions of “Lil Abner”, “Hello Dolly”, “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory”, “Little Women”, “Godspell”, “Into The Woods”, “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown”, “Disney’s High School Musical”, “Oklahoma”, “Bye Bye Birdie”, “Seussical”, “Footloose” and “Lucky Stiff”.  Abington Heights High School productions of “Guys And Dolls” and “Carousel”.  Honesdale High School production of “The Music Man”.  Lakeland High School and Northwestern Lehighs production of “Legally Blond”.  Green Ridge Youth Theatre productions of “Hairspray” and “The Little Mermaid”.  Actors Circle Production of ” Take Me Along”.  J&J Dinner Theatre’s Productions of “Godpell” and “Give My Regards To Broadway”.  Northampton Community College Production of “Heathers”.  CaPAA Productions of “Newsies”, “Seussical”, “Wicked”, “The Little Mermaid”, Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory”, “Aladdin”, “Fame”, “Matilda”, “Disney’s Beauty And The Beast”.  CaPAA Of NEPA Productions of “Disney’s High School Musical”, “101 Dalmatians”, “James and The Giant Peach”, “Finding Neverland”, “Peter Pan jr”, “Mary Poppins”, “The Lion King Jr”, “The Jungle Book”, “Annie”, “Winnie The Pooh Kids”, “Mulan jr” and “Into The Woods” along with Musical Theatre Dance Showcases.

In August of 2002 Cristina choreographed for the Rap group Coalition.  The group performed as the opening act for recording artist “Nelly” at the Wachovia Arena in Wilkes Barre Pa.  in the past Cristina’s advanced dancers performed a “Story Brought To Life” for the students at the Dunmore Elementary Center and Wallenpaupack South Elementary.

Cristina was Director of The Cristina Sohns Williams Studio Of Dance for twenty eight years and has held positions as Director, assistant director, choreographic consultant and stage manager at the Abington Heights Civic League Dance Academy for 29 years.  She is choreographer for the Dunmore High School Show Choir and the Dunmore Elementary Centers 5th and 6th grade chorus.  In the past she has taught for the Scranton Civic Ballet Company/Civic Dance Center, The Linn McDonald School Of Dance and was part of the Physical Education Staff at The University of Scranton teaching Modern Jazz.

Cristina is a member of Dance Educators of America and is an Adjunct faculty member at Marywood University as part of the teaching staff for the Dance Minor.  She is also a choreographer for Marywood University’s Dance Company “Dance Elan'”.  Recently, she choreographed for Stars Within Reach Productions in New York City.  Cristina was choreographer for Harry Connick Jr’s new musical “The Happy Elf” at the Scranton Cultural Center and leads the Dance Department for The Creative And Performing Arts Academy of NEPA.