Christine Danton

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The Amazing Cristina at 66

Christine Danton (Shillaker), professionally billed as "The Amazing Cristina" is an Australian contortionist who is still performing her contortion act at the age of 67. Now celebrating over 50 years as a professional performer, Christine has been featured on several TV Shows, including "Just for the Record" and "Australia's Got Talent", and has worked internationally in theatre, film[1] and circus. In the early 1960s while performing in Europe, Christine was asked to pose for the medical journal "Hypermobility of Joints", and it was those b&w images that were used in early (and possibly later) editions of that publication.[2] Christine performs her contortion act on a regular basis and is also in great demand as an "After Dinner Speaker". Christine started her professional career as a dancer/contortionist in the early days of Australian television in Adelaide[3] and went on to tour internationally as a featured cabaret artist.


  1. ^ "Innocence" (2000) Written, Directed & Produced by Paul Cox
  2. ^ "Hypermobility of Joints" (Author- Peter Bieghton) Publisher - Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K; 2nd Revised edition (Aug 1989)
  3. ^ "Adelaide Tonight" South Australian variety show from the studios of NWS 9 in Adelaide

External links

  • Personal Web Site
  • Contortionists Unite
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