Kristi began her dance training at age 8 in her hometown, Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Soon thereafter, she began dancing competitively in jazz, ballet, pointe, modern, lyrical, contemporary, tap, and hip hop. Kristi attended California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) where she had the honor of working with choreographers including Daniel Charon, Colin Connor, Alvin Rangel, and Jonathan Fredrickson. Upon earning her BA in Dance in May 2014, Kristi joined Keshet Dance Company (Albuquerque, NM). She premiered and toured a beast an angel and a madwoman in Italy and Switzerland, which included works by Erika Randall, Maggie Bergeron, Donna Jewell, and Keshet's Artistic Director, Shira Greenberg. Since moving to Chicago in 2015, Kristi has had the honor of performing with Praize Productions, Inc., Noumenon Dance Ensemble, Thodos Dance Chicago, and numerous independent productions. Kristi is currently a teacher, up and coming photographer, and freelance professional dancer in the Chicago area. She is the Events + Marketing Manager at Earls Kitchen + Bar (Lincoln Park) and works at TDC as the Digital Marketing and Social Media Coordinator.