From a young age, Kristyn has always had a deep passion for dance and choreography. In high school she was selected to be a part of a Detroit All-Star Competitive Hip-Hip Dance Team where she found her true love for performing and choreographing. Using some of her choreography, her team won the opportunity to compete in the 2008 Worlds Hip Hop Competition in Orlando, Florida --a moment that Kristyn treasures dearly. Her love for dance grew in college when she was recruited by the Roger Williams Dance Team to perform and choreograph competitive hip-hop pieces. She won platinum awards for her hip hop routines and received honorable mentions for her choreography. She was also one of the main hip hop choreographers for the RWU Dance Club; holding the record of the largest number of dancers to audition for a Dance Club piece.
At age 20, Kristyn decided to step outside of her box and declare a dance minor at RWU; a modern dance based school. There, she learned to truly appreciate the different styles of classically-based dance. She began to play with creating movement other than hip-hop and found passion for various styles such as jazz, lyrical, contemporary, etc. Taking as many classes as she could, in and outside of school, Kristyn was pushed to become a more versatile dancer and choreographer which led her to where she is today.
Since 2013, Kristyn has been working at Mariana's Dancing Studio in Ipswich, MA. She became the Assistant Director in September, 2015 and teaches hip-hop, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and acrobatics (competitively and recreationally). Soon enough, Kristyn plans on opening up her own studio to share her passion for art of dance with others.