Kristina is excited to return for her fifth year as an instructor with the Joffrey Summer Intensive programs. She hails from Columbus, Ohio where she dances professionally with the Columbus Dance Theatre and is a teacher with the BalletMet Education Department. She is also on faculty at Drake Dance Academy, K Studio and teaches ballet to The Ohio State University Dance Team. She has recently graduated with a MFA from the Department of Dance and a Graduate Interdisciplinary Minor in College Teaching from The Ohio State University. At OSU she was also a Graduate Teaching Associate and the recipient of an Ohio State University Fellowship. Kristina has danced professionally with the Tulsa Ballet II, Louisville Ballet, Festival Ballet Providence and been a guest artist with the Dayton Ballet and Kentucky Ballet Theater. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Cincinnati with a B.F.A. in dance where she studied on scholarship. Kristina has enjoyed teaching and choreographing for students of all ages for over fifteen years. She has been an instructor at the Festival Ballet Providence Senior and Junior Summer Intensive programs as well as the Joffrey South, Joffrey Denver and Balletmet Summer Intensive programs. Kristina has received a Columbus Dances Fellowship award for choreography and her work has been presented professionally at Columbus Dance Theatre, The Ohio State University, Columbus Arts Festival and the Tedx Ohio State University 2016 event.