About Us

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Our Story

Chara (KHAR-ah) Dance Project is a Ministry of Dance. A Christian Dance Company, on a mission to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, teaching all ages how to connect with the Creator through Dance and Worship!

Our Mission

"Let them Praise His Name in the Dance." Psalm 149:3
Connecting with God through the Art of Dance.

 

Meet the team

   
Krista Gazy

Founder & Director

Krista is a wife and mother of three. Founder of Chara dance, She has been a dance instructor for over 15 years. The Lord opened doors of opportunity, to travel across the United States and Canada with a Contemporary dance Company called “Sidewalk Productions”. She shared the gospel through this show and saw many people come to the Lord that Year through the art of Dance. She traveled with YWAM School of Dance Studies, Dancing and teaching In Sub-sahara Africa, Venice, Italy, Croatia, across the Country of Ireland and England, for 4 consecutive years. She pioneered a worship Dance Team in her home town at Calvary Fellowship Church, in Pennsylvania, this ministry is still going on today. She also currently teaches at Montana Ballet Company. Her deepest heart Desire that Children and Adults will find deeper intimacy with God as they dance and connect with him. May the focus not be on ourselves as Dancers but on the Creator of the Dance.

 

Elizabeth Germann

   Co-Artistic Director

Elizabeth is a wife and mother of 4 beautiful girls. She has Blessed CCD with her prescence of Joy and excellence in the dance. She has danced since the age of 7.  She was trained in Ballet and Jazz and learned to dance as an act of worship when she joined her dance team at church.  Since then, she has taught dance to little ones in a church in Wyoming. When she moved to Montana, she met up with Krista and was blessed to begin teaching ballet with Chara Dance.  She enjoys being creative with the little ones and teaches with such dedication, grace and passion for Jesus! She also has worked as a PICU nurse and currently works as a Labor and delivery and NICU nurse at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital. Her heart is that your child will grasp how High, Deep and how wide the Fathers love is for them through these special dance classes!

 
Emily Huffman

   Instructor and Administrator

Emily fell in love with dance at a very young age. She began her training in ballet and worship dance with Celebration Ministry of Arts, in Colorado. Emily was involved in several dance programs with YWAM, learning jazz and modern technique, before becoming a member of the touring dance company Sidewalk Productions. Emily has a passion for teaching ballet to teens and adults, giving them a foundation of proper technique in a fun and encouraging environment. She is so thankful to be a part of Chara Dance Project.


Danielle Holm

   Instructor

Danielle has had dance in her heart since a very young age. From living room performances as a toddler to competitions in high school and college.
Danielle taught dance for 3 years at Stage Art Dance Academy in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. As well as lead a dance class for a summer camp in Rapid City, SD.
She is excited to be joining the Chara team in sharing the love of Christ through dance.


Kara Grossfield

   Instructor

We would love to welcome our newest Chara Dance Team member, Kara Grossfield! Dance to Kara is joy in action. Kara started ballet at age 3 and continued on through high school with a variety of dance training. She met her husband while swing dancing, and they continue to enjoy swing and ballroom dancing to this day. Kara loves Jesus, dancing, and working with children. She is excited to join the Chara Dance Team! Thank You Kara for bringing your delightful presence to our team!!!