Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Christiane started dancing at a young age. She began taking ballet classes aged 6, and by age 12 she was awarded the Gold Medal and the Discovery Prize at the International Ballet Competition in Rio de Janeiro (C.B.D.D). In 1991 she moved to London to study at The Royal Ballet School where she graduated two years later. In 1993 she joined the Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam.
In 2001 Christiane got certified as a GYROTONIC® Expansion System trainer.
Christiane joined the European School of Ballet in 2019, where she now teaches Floor Barre and GYROKINESIS®.