CFO, Stage Manager, Owner, Core B/C Faculty
Kristin grew up dancing in Rapid City and was eager for the opportunity to advance her training under Ms. Julie throughout high school. Kristin earned a BFA in Ballet Performance with a Business Minor from the University of Utah in 2007. Upon graduation, she performed with the Omaha Theater Ballet until their closure in 2010. As a founding member, Kristin continued to perform with Ballet Nebraska, now known as American Midwest Ballet, until 2012. Her favorite production was Swing, Swing, Swing!, choreographed by Harrison McEldowney, because she was able to perform many genres of dance in one show, including ballet, tap, jazz, and swing dance! Kristin was an instructor at the professional ballet company’s school throughout her thirteen years of residence in Omaha, Nebraska, teaching ages three to adult, with genres of ballet, tap, jazz, modern, and contemporary/lyrical. Kristin has enjoyed “coming home” many times throughout her years away to fill the role of Stage Manager for the Academy of Dance Arts’ year-end performances. Now returning to live in the beautiful Black Hills with her husband and two daughters, Kristin is excited to share her experience, knowledge, and love of teaching with the Academy of Dance Arts family.