Instructor: both studios
Kristen was born and raised near most of her family in Strykersville, NY. Since the age of four she has been dancing and has continued ever since. Her grandma was also a dancer and the main reason she started taking classes. She convinced Kristen’s parents to sign her up at a young age, and Kristen is forever thankful for that. Dancing became a part of her life and it was a bond she shared with her. She continued trying every dance class available including ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, and hip hop throughout high school. Not only was she a dancer but she played soccer, basketball, and ran track, but dance was always what she enjoyed the most. Continuing into college, Kristen received a BFA in Dance, as well as a business administration minor. She feels as though she grew the most in her college training and wouldn’t trade it for anything. She learned even more, to always dance with your heart, work hard, and the rest will follow. After college she accepted the opportunity to work for Soul 2 Sole and couldn't think of a better way to give it her all and continue to learn and teach alongside these wonderful kids she's had the pleasure of meeting.
Kristen is very energetic and sometimes a bit loud, but she loves when that energy is reciprocated. She loves to see excitement and passion out of her dancers because she still has that same excitement and passion as well and it’s only grown over the years. When coming into class she wants you to be ready to work hard and always leave it out on the “stage” (but also the classroom). Meaning take advantage of your dance classes and give it all you got. Kristen strives to challenge her dancers, be understanding, and always open for communication. She has followed the motto “Always dance with your heart”, something her grandma told her and she hopes she can inspire her students to do the same. Most importantly she wants everyone to enjoy her class as much as they can, and is always willing to learn more ways to make that possible.
When Kristen isn't teaching, she is dancing for Donegan Dance Exploration, waitressing, and likes spending her free time outside. Whether that is hiking, on a boat or just spending time at her family pond, she loves it all. Other things she really enjoys are; live music, going to concerts, and traveling. She loves to get out and see new parts of the world.
She is thankful Soul 2 Sole gave her this amazing opportunity to spread her joy of dance to others and she hopes you will do the same by deciding to sign up for classes at either of our studios!