Kristina grew up in Vancouver, Canada and got her early ballet and jazz training there. She is trained in both Royal Academy of Dance and Cecchetti having completed the Advanced level vocational exams in both disciplines. Kristina continued her training at the University of Arizona where she obtained her BFA in Dance, graduating summa cum laude. Directly after, Kristina danced professionally as a soloist and company dancer with Ballet Spartanburg in South Carolina, performing in both classical and contemporary ballets. Some of her roles included Dewdrop and Arabian in The Nutcracker, Mustardseed in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the Stepsister in Cinderella. She also toured China in the Great American Dance Tour with Artifact Dance Project and performed with the Arizona Theater Company.
Kristina trained at intensives at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Boston Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and Alonzo King LINES Ballet. She has taught ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern and numerous other genres of dance both in Canada and the US, sharing her love of dance with children and adults of all ages. She is also certified in both Pilates and Yoga. Kristina is excited to start this journey with Arizona Dance Artistry.