Krissie graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with degrees in Vocal Performance, Public Relations and International Studies, was “Tapadictorian” at the American Tap Dance Institute, and is a certified teacher in the Cecchetti Ballet Method through the Cecchetti Council of America (CCA).
She has been on staff for Goliard Concerts in New York City, The Ethnic Dance Theatre in St. Paul, MN, and Barbi Lee Dance Arts Center in Minneapolis, MN as well as clinician at the ATDI “Spirit of Tap” Conference, faculty member for the New York City Public School system, and Director of Dance at Island Lake Summer Arts Camp. She was the runner up in the National Choreography Competition sponsored by Ovation TV. She is the nine-time winner of the prestigious “Most Outstanding Choreography” award from Cathy Roe’s Ultimate Dance Competition, and has also received the “Excellence in Choreography Award” from American Dance Awards, and Chicago Dance Connection. Her dancers and choreography were also chosen for the Dance Chicago “Choreographer’s Showcase” in 2012.
She has served as the Assistant Director for Cathy Roe’s “Dance Spectacular” for two years, working with top students from all over the United States to put together a contemporary dance concert at the Ultimate Dance Nationals. This will also be her second year as the Director of the National “Heart and Soul” Dance Company at Cathy Roe’s Ultimate Dance Natinoals, and is excited to be a judge for Caty Roe’s Ulitmate Dance for the upcoming season. She has served as a faculty member for the Jayson Michael’s Energy Source National Intensive, working with 60 students from around the nation in all styles of dance. She is currently the proud Owner and Artistic director of the Dance and Music Academy.
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