Kristina is an energetic, dedicated and responsible leader that sees the joy in working with all children. Growing up in Mississauga, she trained and competed with Marie Ann Longlade’s School of Dance where she was successful in winning multiple awards and scholarships in New York, Las Vegas and Florida. Kristina is a graduate of the Ryerson Theatre School, where she received her BFA in Dance Performance. Over these years she had the privilege to study with Nadia Potts, Karen Duplisea and Vicki St. Denis. After graduating Kristina went on to dance in shows produced and choreographed by Roberto Campanella/ Linda Garneau-The Jazz Cracker- Hamilton theatre, Karen Andrew -FIDA Dance Festival and David Connolly. She also took her dance career to New York City dancing with the “NEW DANCE GROUP” company. Kristina also was a part of the Toronto Argonauts dance/Cheerleading team for two seasons performing with Shania Twain, Shaggy, Bryan Adams and at the Muhammad Ali dedication game.
Along with Kristina’s professional dance career, she is also a well-known teacher/choreographer in the GTA. Kristina has taken multiple C.D.T.A Ballet, jazz and tap exams. Cecchetti Ballet exams and her Intermediate certificate from the Royal Academy of Dance. Over the past 14 years she has created and established dance teams, working with children ages 3-21. Kristina is passionate about creating a positive, loving and energetic environment here at DANCEWORKS and is very excited to be working with all of her new students. This is Kristina’s 7th year as Danceworks artistic Director.