Kristi trained at School of American Ballet, The Harid Conservatory and University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and was selected to study and perform with the Hungarian State Ballet School in Budapest, Hungary. Upon graduation, Kristi became a member of Atlanta Ballet for three seasons, then joined Cincinnati Ballet where she rose quickly to Principal.
She danced numerous lead roles, and as guest artist performed with ballet companies such as the International Ballet Festival of Miami, International Dance Festival in Vail, Colorado, and with Stars of American Ballet in Spain.
Kristi danced as Principal with Chautauqua Ballet Company in New York, performed at New York City’s Guggenheim Museum and performed the leading role with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.
Most recently she performed with the Morphoses dance company in Paris, France.
She is part of the faculties of Colorado Ballet Academy, Sweatshop Dance, Colorado Conservatory of Dance, a rehearsal coach for Ballet Ariel, and now Ballet Mistress for Kansas City Ballet.
I recommend clicking on this Dance Magazine link, as the article about Kristi is thorough and enjoyable.
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