Originally from LeMars, Iowa, Krista began dancing at the age of five. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a BBA in Business Management, Dance Minor, and a Performing Arts Entrepreneurship Certificate in August 2011. She currently serves as the Administrative Director, Choreographer, and performer for BOOM CRACK! Dance Company, which is in residency at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. In 2009, Krista became a certified Dance Masters instructor. She has taught master classes throughout the Midwest and has served as a guest artist for three consecutive years at Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida. She is on faculty at Lou Conte Dance Studio and Extensions Dance Company, and teaches annually for Hubbard Street’s Summer Intensives – both the Advanced and Pre-Professional Level Programs.
She has choreographed for the Chicago Luvaballs Dance Team, Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, BOOM CRACK! Dance Company, Rise Dance Center, Extensions Dance Studio, BOOM BOX! Dance Company, and Central Dance Academy in Northwest Iowa.
Krista is currently employed as the Manager of Artist Training at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago helping to bring pre-professional and professional level training to young adults, ages 13 – 25. She will be celebrating her 7 year anniversary at Hubbard Street this Fall.
She has trained in a variety dance styles and has studied from coast to coast with artists including: Trae Turner, Miguel Antonio, Joshua Bergasse, Gary Beauford, Gigi Torres, Karen Gayle, Amari Marshall, and many others. She performed at Dance Chicago, Chicago Carnival, Columbia’s Faculty/Grad Showcase, Mad Expressions Showcase in Atlanta, and World of Dance Live in Universal City, and has competed in WOD Chicago, WOD Dallas, WOD New York, Prelude Midwest, and Hip Hop International Championships in Las Vegas, NV. Additionally, she performed with BOOM CRACK! during the Chicago Bull’s 2015/2016 Basketball season. She has received numerous scholarship awards, and received a nomination for the 2018 Monster’s Show Cast.