Cristine began her professional training at the Alvin Ailey American dance Center, American Ballet Theatre, and the Martha Graham School. In 1975 she was asked to join with what was then called the Alvin Ailey Third Company and toured the West Indies performing featured roles in such ballets as Revelations and Blues Suite, along with other works. She was also one of the selected dancers performing for Studio 54's opening night. She has performed with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, the Pearl Primus Dance Company, the Pearl Lang Dance Company, and the Afro-Brazilian Dance Company, Sambrazil. Cristine began teaching in 1979 at the Ailey School and has taught at The Lee Strasberg Theater Institute, Lehman College, and Westchester Dance Center. In 1990 she started working with CAS/AileyCamp and served as a teacher there and then Director for a total of ten years. During this time she also developed the program for AileyCamp Too! She has been serving as Regional Manager for the D.A.R.E. Dance Program, D.A.R.E. America, (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), in New York, New Jersey and Boston, for 11 years. This program offers free dance classes to 5th and 6th graders after school in the public school system to help them develop a healthier mind and body. She also has served as a consultant for PASE (Partnership for After School Education).