The Batterie has been serving the dance community of Chattanooga, TN, and surrounding areas for over 30 years. We offer a curated selection of gear and apparel to elevate your dancing. For pointe shoe fittings, we recommend calling to schedule an appointment. Shop in-store or online today.
Marina Phillips, Operations Manager
Marina Phillips is from Los Angeles, California. She loves sharing her knowledge and passion for dance! She graduated from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, AMDA in 2011 in Musical Theater. She is an adjudicator for such dance competitions as Talent on Parade. Marina specializes in Luigi jazz technique. She taught at The Rock Center for Dance, Sun City Dance Company and B Sharp School of Dance in Las Vegas. In Los Angles she taught at UCLA and The Gabriella Foundation; Everybody Dance, Free2BeMe, dancers with Down Syndrome and was the choreographer for The Miracle Project, actors with Autism. Marina has performed in such musicals as THE WORLD GOES ROUND, GENTIC EDDY, A CHORUS LINE, IN THE MOOD, WEST SIDE STORY, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, CABARET, PIPPIN, THE SUMMER VARIETY SHOW and The Rockette Summer Intensive. Teaching is her passion, she loves passing on of the joy of dance!
Julia Weiss Walker, Marketing Manager
Julia, originally from Atlanta, has been dancing since the age of three. While her favorite styles of dance are Modern and Ballet, she has also done Jazz, Tap, and Hip Hop. In 2016 she graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor of the Arts in Dance, concentrated in Modern Dance. Along with managing The Batterie, she also enjoys her job as a dance teacher!
Christine Mashburn-Paul, Owner
Originally from Atlanta, Christine grew up studying the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus under the training of Kelly Oakes-Dent at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Christine went on to receive her minor in dance at the University of Georgia, performing with the UGA Ballet Ensemble as well as the modern dance company, CORE. From 2002-2006 Christine taught, choreographed and directed for Freedom of Movement Dance Academy in Athens, Georgia. Christine had a professional career dancing, teaching, and choreographing with the Chattanooga Ballet, and also directed the Orange Grove Dancers. Christine served on the board the Tennessee Association of Dance for 8 years including two years as president. While directing Chattanooga Dance Theatre in Hixson, Christine loves promoting dancers in the Chattanooga area and helping to bring quality dance in all forms to people throughout the city and the state. Christine purchased The Batterie in 2018 to help dancers perform their best!
3809 Dayton Blvd.
Red Bank, Tennessee 37415
Monday-Friday 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
*Please call ahead for pointe shoe fittings!
*The Batterie is always accepting applications. Please send resumes to [email protected]