Thank You to our 2018 Dancing Stars of Coastal Georgia
Christina Godwin is the creator, choreographer, director and producer of “Christina’s Dance World” production shows.
Christina is a native of St. Simons Island, GA, where she began studying dance as a child. She was hired by Norwegian Cruise Line and Crystal Cruises where she was lead dancer, dance captain and company manager on seven different ships, traveling the world. Christina entertained thousands of audience members in the Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Puerto Rico, Tokyo, Taiwan, Australia, the Fiji Islands and New Zealand, to name a few. After five years of sailing the high seas, she landed a lead spot in the "Siegfried and Roy" Show in Las Vegas. With her courage, skill, and strength, Christina performed two shows a night, six nights a week in the Mirage Hotel Theatre. She applies everything she absorbed on how to put on a real, professional, production show.
In 1999, when she opened her dance studio, Christina’s Dance World, Christina discovered an environment where she could help others thrive from her experiences. Christina has a heart for teaching the performing arts to all ages. With a passion for production shows, Christina enjoys broadening the skills and enhancing talents of students from 2 to 102. As a gifted choreographer and director, Christina’s goal for each student is to help them reach their full potential on the stage. As she works on polishing stage presence and building confidence, Christina is known to use humor, comedy, prayer, and even outbursts of song to captivate students as they work through their most difficult challenges.
When she’s not at the studio, she can be found leading worship in Kid Jam at Saint Simons Community Church and also at Frederica Academy for the Good News Club.
Jonathan Doone from Sydney Australia, is no stranger to the stage. A competitive ballroom dancer since the tender age of 6, Jonathan was 14 time Australian champion and a world representative of Australia in competitions around the globe. A former “Dancing of the Stars – Australia” cast member & lead performer in the Broadway Dance Spectacular “Burn The Floor” lead to a regular role on The Young & The Restless and lead in the feature film, Boston Girls. As a former Young Australian, API Sportsman of the Year and selected as the head Choreographer for the People’s Choice Awards,Jonathan is a recognized global talent. A recent move to Georgia hasn’t slowed him down with his sharp eye a much sought after commodity as a judge at Miss California, Miss Georgia and Dancing Stars of Georgia.
Rock 'n' roll drummer on the NY music scene, Jonny Couch, has come from behind the kit in his new self-named band to get behind the microphone. On his 5 song EP, Animal Instinct, he plays drums, organ and synths on all tracks.
Jonny spent the 2000's touring the country's diviest clubs and house shows as a drummer in various punk bands. After completing the songs for Animal Instinct, he decided to abandon the sticks and start singing for his new chapter. In doing so, he has gone from playing muddy bars and basements, to playing on Manhattan stages with velvet curtains, and private boats and pool parties.
Animal Instinct, pressed on vinyl on Damaged Sofa Records, was released November 11, 2016. Couch's New Romantic tenor leads us into a Bryan Ferry style; with anthemic heartbreak and missives of pain for a new generation.
Since the release of his record, he has managed to attract a loyal following in Savannah, where he recorded the EP with producer Peter Mavrogeorgis. He has been featured in Connect Savannah, who called him "an animal", and was also a featured performer at the Savannah Stopover Music Festival in March 2018.
Currently Jonny is gearing up to release his first full-length album, scheduled for Fall of 2018.