Christina Noelle Jones Cottin, OLY represented the United States at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, where she competed as an Artistic (Synchronized) Swimmer in both the Team and Duet events.
In 2009, Christina "ran away with the circus" and joined the cast of the world-famous Cirque du Soleil show "O" at the Bellagio on the Las Vegas Strip.
In 2014, Christina graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she majored in Journalism and Media Studies and Minored in Communications.
Right before graduation, Christina started training with Bill May, the trailblazer for men in Artistic Swimming, for the newly added Mixed Duet Event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia. This historic event was a momentous step toward gender inclusivity as it was the first time men were allowed to compete on the world stage in Artistic Swimming. Bill and Christina trained as full-time elite athletes during the day while performing 10 shows a week for Cirque du Soleil by night. Together, they made history and became the inaugural World Champions for the Mixed Duet Event while winning the first gold medal the United States had won in the sport since 1996.
Christina served as the Olympic Analyst for KSNV News 3, Las Vegas, during their coverage of the 2016 and 2018 Olympic Games, and ideated, hosted, and produced "Cirque Stories" - a docuseries which highlights artists' journeys. Through these projects, she discovered her calling and passion for storytelling.