graduated summa cum laude from the Honors Tutorial College at Ohio
University where she received a B.F.A. in Dance in 1992. In 1994, she
joined the Doug Elkins Dance Company (NYC), for whom she performed and
taught, both nationally and internationally until 2001. She has also
worked with Mark Haim, Matthew Nash, and Locate Performance Group.
Kristen was a member of the Chamber Dance Company in Seattle, Washington
from 2001-2003 dancing the works of Isadora Duncan, Hanya Holm, Hannah
Kahn, Susan Marshall, Bebe Miller, Mark Morris and Anna Sokolow. She has
been a guest artist at Ohio University, New York University/Tisch
School of the Arts, Dance Works Rotterdam and SummerDance Santa Barbara.
Kristen received her M.F.A. in Dance from the University of Washington
in 2003 and is currently on faculty as Associate Professor of Dance at
Sonoma State University.