Christine Joy Alpuerto Ritter known as Joy was
born in 1982 in Los Angeles, CA, USA. At the age of 5 her mother brought her to Freiburg in Breisgau ,Germany where she grew up. She took dance classes , especially ballet and philippine Folk dance at a very young age.
As a Teenager she decided to be a professional dancer and graduated in the Palucca School for Modern Dance in Dresden, Germany with a Diploma.
In 2003 she received the Esther-Arnold- Seligman scholarship that included the participation of the American dance festival and spending time in New York for further Training.
In 2004 she started working as a contemporary freelance dancer in and around Berlin with choreographers like: Christoph Winkler, Anja Kozik, Constanza Macras, Wangramirez, Denis Kuhnert and Heike Hennig.
During this time she expanded her repertory in Hip Hop/ New Style , Break dance and Voguing and took part in several Dance Battles like Voguing out Berlin, Defipayette, Funkin stylz and Juste Debout.
In 2011 she joined Cirque du Soleil as a dancer and aerial artist in the Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour and performed in many cities in USA, Canada and Europe for 2 years.
Since 2013 she has been a member of the Akram Khan Dance Company that is based in London where she is continuing her touring life all around the world.