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About Fine-Hammond Dance Studio

At Fine-Hammond Dance Studio in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, our goal is to provide a welcoming and caring atmosphere for all dancers. Our students will be able to hone their dance skills and gain an appreciation for the art of dance. When you enroll your child in our studio, he or she will also learn to value friendships that will last a lifetime!

Meet Our Staff

Cristine Fine Hammond

Cristine Fine Hammond, owner and director of Fine-Hammond Dance Studio, began her dance training at age five as a student of the late Lois Duncan. She advanced her training with help from various professional instructors including Harding Dorn, Frank Hatchett, Buster Cooper, Paul Chambers, and Cliff Kirwan. In addition, she trained at Missouri Dance Theater and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

To further improve her skills, Cristine studied theater and dance at Stephens College. She has performed with several Kansas City summer theater companies, Kansas City Theater Workshop, and the Son Theater Mime Troupe. Her choreography experience includes productions for the Kansas City Theater Workshop, Kansas City Chiefettes, Sweet Adelines, various high school drill teams and musical productions, and performances for the Fine-Hammond Dancers.

She has over 51 years of dance experience and has been directing the Fine-Hammond Dance Studio for more than 36 years.

Chelsea Aneyo

Chelsea Aneyo, Cristine’s daughter, is the Artistic Director at Fine-Hammond Dance Studio. Her credentials include:

  • Danced at Various Schools and Colleges Since She Was Three (Over 26 Years of Dance and Theater Involvement) 
  • Taught Dance at FHDS for 11 Years
  • Attended Dance Classes at Stephens College While Pursuing BS Degree in Psychology in 2008
  • Received a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling From Stephens College in 2011
  • Member of the Dance Society at the National University of Ireland (Learning Irish Dance Styles While Studying at the University)
  • Choreographed Two High School Musicals
  • Well-Trained in Multiple Dance Styles 

Rosa Lea Winders

Rosa Lea Winders is a part-time instructor and sub-instructor. She has been working with the studio for over 35 years.

Katie Snyder

Katie Snyder is a part-time instructor and sub-instructor, and has 15 years of experience with the studio.