Christa Thiesing-Schuman began her ballet training at Princeton Ballet, and then studied in Chicago at the Ruth Page school and at Chicago City Ballet School. Christa majored in ballet at Indiana University School of Music. She has danced with Ohio Ballet, Rockford Ballet, Indiana University Ballet Theater, Princeton Ballet, and the Joffrey Ballet School.

Christa has studied with illustrious teachers such as Marina Svetlova, Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, Maria Tallchief, Jaques Cesbron, Larry Long, Andrei Kulyk and George de la Pena.

Christa is a long time student of Darius R. Hochman and currently studies and assists him in teaching at the Joffrey Ballet School.