Christie Walter started dancing at the age of six, specializing in Jazz and Tap. By age 12 Christie was taking classes in Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Musical Theatre. When Christie was 20 years of age she started Ballet classes which led her to sit both her AICD Intermediate, Adv 1 and Teachers exams as well as sitting her Glenn Wood Tap exam in 2018.
Over the years Christie started getting involved in various regional productions, leading her to her debut in musical theatre as ‘Cassandra’ in Footlight Productions’ ‘Cats’ in 2012. Christie has since done several more shows, including ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ with Geelong Lyric Theatre; ‘Evita’, ‘My Fair Lady’, ‘Mary Poppins’ and ‘Wicked’ and ‘Mamma Mia’ with Footlight Productions; and in 2018 Christie played one of the ‘Chorus Girls’, ‘Gladys’ in ‘42nd Street’, where she was also the Assistant Choreographer. Christie was nominated for a Victorian Musical Theatre Guild Award in the ‘Dancers’ category for her work in both Evita and 42nd St. Where she also won the ‘People’s choice’ award for her performance in 42nd St.
In 2018 Christie was also fortunate to be a part of the production of ‘We Will Rock You’, playing both ‘Jackson 5’ and one of the ‘Teen Queen’ characters. Christie also choreographed the Sacred Heart, St Joseph’s College and Clonard school production of ‘Big Fish’ in 2016. Christie’s other credits include screen acting work in various commercials, short films and television shows, including Blue Heelers, Stingers and the 2001 television movie, Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story. In 2010, she was fortunate enough to travel to Los Angeles for a short acting program at Stella Adler Academy of Acting.
In 2011, Christie and two other Infinite dancers formed an industrial tap trio called ‘Tap That’. Tap That won the Streets Are Alive completion that same year and were asked to audition for Australia’s Got Talent in 2011 and 2012.
Christie took over as the Director of Infinite Dance Studios in July 2017 and remains excited to see what the future holds for her and the studio. One of Christie’s biggest accomplishments was walking the ‘Kokoda’ Track in April 2019. Something that has been on Christie’s bucket list for many years and an experience that she will hold very close to her heart.
2020 had many memories but the highlight would be being able to share her journey as Director with Amanda Best.
We love being able to work together and see what amazing and exciting things we can do from here.