Kristen Whitaker is a qualified instructor and member of Dance Masters of Wisconsin, Chicago National Association of Dance Masters, and Dance Educators of America. She has 32 years’ experience dancing in such art forms as in ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, pom, lyrical, modern, and tap. She grew up in Atlanta studying at the Georgia Ballet under the direction of Ms. Iris Hensley and then moved to Florida where she worked in the entertainment departments of Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and Sea World. She has spent the last 9 years in Milwaukee, WI coaching All Star dancers in the UDA circuit winning the past 2 years back to back National title holders for Contemporary, Jazz, and Pom in the mini division along with multiple title holders in solo, duet, and small group divisions. In 2012 she was awarded Best Choreographer by the Chicago Jazz Connection. Kristen was voted 2018 top 5 coaches in the Nation by DX Dance Extreme events in Minneapolis, MN. The past 19 years she has found her true love to be teaching and sharing her love of the arts with the next generation.