currently serves as Chair of the Department of Theatre Arts & Dance. She performed and taught, both nationally and internationally with the critically acclaimed Doug Elkins Dance Company (NYC) from 1994-2001. She has also worked with Mercy Sidbury, Mark Haim, Matthew Nash, Locate Performance Group and Gus Solomons Jr. Dance. 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, Murray Louis, 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 is a founding member of SoCo Dance Theater. She is currently working with Christine Cali and Jessie Olsen Bay on a Soundscape Project inspired by the SSU Nature Preserves and the work of musician and naturalist, Bernie Krause. Kristen received her B.F.A (dance) from Ohio University and her M.F.A. (dance) from the University of Washington.