Christina Ypsilantis is a lead instructor for the St. Athanasius parish of Arlington, Massachusetts. Christina has been Greek dancing since she was seven years old and started her Greek folk dancing career under the instruction of Maria Dubrowski. Christina started at her own St. Athanasius parish in September of 1998 where she learned, practiced and performed traditional Greek folk dances. Christina entered the Advanced level when she was fourteen years old and has been active in this group since then. Christina has traveled with the group to Toronto, Montreal as well as Greece in 2006 to Dora Stratou and Syros. Christina took over instruction in 2011 of the St. Athansius parish after being an assistant to former instructor Dr. Vanessa Mitsialis.
Christina is very devoted to her Hellenic roots and has been an active member of numerous Hellenic organizations. She has held past leadership roles in the Greek Orthodox Youth of America (GOYA) at her parish, St. Athanasius of Arlington, MA. Christina is
Christina Ypsilantis is receiving a Bachelors of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the School of Nursing and Health Science at Simmons College in May of 2014. She is a student member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) as well as the Massachusetts Dietetic Association (MDA). Christina just recently found out that she will be completing a Dietetic Internship at Simmons College which is one of the last stages in order to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).
Honored to be the dance instructor for the St. Athanasius parish, as that is where she started her Greek folk dance career at the age of seven.