About the Author

The everyday adventures of Savvy & Ry is an uplifting book series for children.  Author, Cristina O'Connell, believes it is important to teach children to overcome fears to reach their full potential. The Savvy & Ry series will do just that through different experiences.

Cristina O'Connell is the owner of On Pointe Productions, LLC. which consists of two dance studios, a children's party company, the Savvy & Ry book series and children's merchandise. Known by her dance students as "Ms. Cristina", her dream since she was a little girl was to open a dance studio and share her love of dancing with anyone who would let her share it.  She is over-joyed to be sharing her knowledge and passion for dance and building children's self esteem through the Savvy & Ry series.


Cristina earned a Bachelor's Degree in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations from California State Univesity, Fullerton.


Personally, Cristina's passion in life is for constantly working to improve community and herself.  She enjoys being an elected member of the Riverside Arts Council Board of Directors, member of Riverside University Health Systems "Festival of Trees" gala committee and Riverside Fox Foundation gala committee. She has a strong passion for travel, the arts and fitness; enjoys hiking, rollerblading...in addition to reading and dancing (of course) and spending time with her family.

Cristina's ultimate life goal is to build children's self esteem and help them achieve their goals, whether it be in dance or life. She hopes to make an impacting difference in the world through her work as an entrepreneur, philanthropist and advocate for children in the arts. 

Author, Cristina O'Connell

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