Born in Belgium in 1958, a wife, and a mother of three children, Marie-Christine began learning ballet at her mother’s studio with Daniel Lambo, a former soloist for the Ballet of the 20th Century. She continued her studies at the Rosella Hightower Center for Dance in Cannes.
Discovering jazz dance at the age of 16, she found her calling in this vibrant and innovative art form. Moving to Paris, she continued her training with illustrious instructors like Lynn Mc Murray, Jacques Alberca, Gianin Loringett, Rick Odums, Bruce Taylor and Redha, and with Frank Hatchett, Jojo Smith and Luigi in New York.
Driven by the need to transmit her craft, she was drawn to teaching dance. As a dancer and choreographer for a company she founded in 1986, she took part in numerous shows in Belgium and the United States.
Finally settling in Geneva in 1997, she founded Dance Area, a much-desired and needed dance school, open to the world, and in keeping with the times. Dance Area embodies her core value: a taste for hard work and exertion, respect for others, tolerance, and humility.