Christina de Matteis Fannéy was born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. In Haiti, she attended the R.M.T. Academie de Danse under the direction of Regine Mont-Rosier who returned to Haiti after training with George Balanchine. Ms. Fannéy performed with the Compagnie de Danse R.M.T. where she was selected to perform lead roles in such ballets as Giselle, Pas de Quatre, Swan Lake, La Bayadere, and Coppelia. While with the company, Ms. Fannéy performed the Romeo and Juliet pas de deux with Miguel Campaneria. Along with the Compagnie de Danse R.M.T., Ms. Fannéy was selected to perform for the President of Haiti. Ms. Fannéy was also a member of Le Jazz Groupe under the direction of Sally Gage where she was selected to perform lead roles in numerous jazz productions.
After moving to North Carolina, Ms. Fannéy joined the Raleigh Dance Theatre. She performed lead roles in such ballets as Peter and the Wolf and A Midsummer’s Night Dream. Ms. Fannéy attended the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Summer Intensive where she was selected to perform a lead role in Raymonda. Her choreography was also selected to be presented at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Summer Program.
While attending N.C. State University where Ms. Fannéy received a B.A. in Economics Magna Cum Laude, Ms. Fannéy continued to receive training and perform with the Raleigh Dance Theatre. Subsequently, Ms. Fannéy attended law school at UNC Chapel Hill where she received her Juris Doctor with Honors. Ms. Fannéy then worked as an Assistant District Attorney for the Wake County District Attorney’s Office. During this time, she taught ballet and jazz at local ballet schools.