Burton, Gina (President/Founder)

President, Founder

gina-burtonNew Gina began her training at the age of 8 with Dan & Company Studios of Tucker and Dunwoody.  For 15 years she performed as a principal dancer with the Atlanta Jazz Theatre, under the direction of Dan and Ronda Youmans.  There, she studied with nationally renowned teachers and choreographers.  Gina also studied in New York under such notables as Charles Kelly, Frank Hatchet, Don Farnsworth, Patricia Dickenson, Luigi, and Phil Black. Gina has achieved numerous and extensive professional credits beginning at the age of 14. Her professional credits include: The Atlanta Jazz Theatre, Gwinnett Ballet Theatre, Cumming Ballet Company, Georgia Governor’s Honors Dance Program, Athens Dance Academy, Lead dancer – 1981 Emmy Awards, Starlight Productions, Six Flags Over Georgia, TV commercials, and modeling. North Carolina credits include The Ballet School of Charlotte, Gaston Dance Center, and Gaston Dance Theatre. Gina operates her company and oversees several CMD Licensed Territories at over 400 on-site locations in Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida. She is noted as a genius with her outstanding program for the young dancer throughout the Southeast. Gina produced her first original Ballet CD “Ballerinas on the Move” in 2005. She recently founded CMD’s newest sports fitness program, Soccer Champs, and released another CMD program in 2009, titled “€œMother Goose”,€ for early movement. In addition to instructional programs, CMD offers the convenience of purchasing dancewear online, which Gina started in 2008, specializing in small sizes for the young dancer. She is also registered as a national recipient of the prestigious D.A.R. award.