Sculpere, both method and studio is the love and magic of its owner, Cristina Espaillat. A Philadelphia-area native, Cristina began her study of dance at the Rock School of the Pennsylvania Ballet, at five years of age. She continued her study there for the next fourteen years, concentrating on classical ballet. During this time, Cristina had the great privilege of performing with the company at the esteemed Academy of Music. Upon graduation she was accepted to the Performing Arts program at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana where she majored in dance and continued her training in classical ballet, modern dance and jazz.
Eighteen years of disciplined dance study paved the way for Cristina to realize her lifelong dream of becoming a professional dancer, when she was accepted to the City Ballet of San Diego in 2003. Rigorous training and performing was the single priority in Cristina's life until she broke her foot during rehearsals in 2005.