Ms. Kristine

Instructor

Ms. Kristine has always had a passion for the performing arts, but her love for dance blossomed in her early teen years. As a member of the Del Oro High School dance program from 2010-2014, she developed skills in choreography, leadership, teaching, show production and more. Upon graduation, Kristine received induction into the National Honor Society for Dance Arts, as well as the dance program scholarship.

After high school, Kristine attended Folsom Lake College, where she continued to develop her dance training and was a member of the college‚Äôs MOSAIC Dance Company. She then finished her education at William Jessup University, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Education with a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, and later earning a CTE Dance Credential. Throughout college and the early years of her teaching career, Ms. Kristine served as an instructor, choreographer, and assistant director of the Aria’s To The Pointe competitive company.

In 2018, Ms. Kristine returned to her alma mater and became the dance director and dance team coach at Del Oro High School. At Del Oro, she teaches 3 levels of dance, directs and produces semi-annual showcases, and serves as the head coach of the dance team. In 2020, she developed a Career Pathway for dance & choreography, allowing students to gain career skills & recognition in dance, choreography, and teaching. In 2021, she also founded the school’s first official competitive dance team, taking the team to USA Dance Nationals for the first time in 2023.

Ms. Kristine has a love and curiosity for all styles of dance, but she is especially passionate about jazz & dance team styles. Watching students try new things, challenge themselves, and utilize their innate creativity to explore the world of dance keeps her motivated and inspired as both a dancer and a teacher.

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