Meet the Founder & Owner
Kristin is the proud Owner and Director of Xpress Yourself Dance Studio. At the young age of three she began her training in South Florida where she studied in several disciplines including: tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, lyrical, acro and hip-hop. During that time, Kristin competed at many dance competitions where she won numerous awards for her achievements. Kristin continued her studies at the University of Tampa where she obtained a degree in both Performing Arts and Business Administration with a minor in Dance Theater. She also added modern and ballroom to her repertoire. While in college, in addition to performing, Kristin began her career as a choreographer and teacher. During her sophomore year, she was named "Choreographer of the Year" and by her senior year was named "Dance Student of the Year" at the Academic Awards Ceremonies. After college, Kristin moved back to South Florida and has taught and choreographed for students at several studios in the local area, earning many teaching and choreography awards. Kristin was also a dancer/singer/actor in Rome Saladino's production of "Singin' and Dancin' in the Rain." While she loves being on the stage, her passion for teaching comes first and foremost. Kristin continues to keep herself current in the Dance Community by attending events such as the Dance Teacher Summit in New York City and other conventions. Her competitive team at Xpress Yourself Dance Studio has achieved Entertainment, Outstanding Performance, People’s Choice and Class Act Awards. Every student that walks through her doors earns a special place in her heart. From babies to adults, Kristin does all that she can to give her students a quality dance education.
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What our clients think of us
As Parents we all want what is best for our children. My daughter is Kristin, the Owner and Director of Xpress Yourself Dance Studio. She is a professional who works very hard to run a business with care and top dance skills. Throughout the years as mother and daughter we have had our share of differences. We both have realized that everyone makes mistakes and no one is perfect. However, my daughter as a teacher and owner is PERFECT. She has all of her students' best interest at heart and is as proud of their progress as any parent. She teaches with the same equality for each child. She also strives for a team environment with a family flair, not for individual merit alone. Putting your children in her hands as a teacher is the best choice you will make as a parent. My daughter and her dance teachers will provide positive learning; encourage self-esteem and confidence as well as a dance education. Attending her studio you will witness her caring and outstanding business attributes. So, allow your child to join a studio where my daughter instills genuine love and support for all her students.
"This is our fifth year at Xpress Yourself Dance Studio and we couldn't be happier. Our daughter, Samantha, started at just 18 months, in Tiny Toes, with Miss Marissa and she is now a member of the dance company competition team studying under Miss Kristin and Miss Justine. Each year seems better than the last with the instruction and technique she learns. But, equally, if not more important, are the life-long friendships she's made. While Xpress Yourself is clearly a leader and competitor in the community, the company dancers are supportive rather than competitive amongst each other. This is one of the many attributes that make this studio exceptionally pleasant and positive. Unlike other studios or those we've seen on reality TV, Kristin fosters family and teamwork above all. Work hard and support one another. Samantha absolutely loves dancing and attending classes each week. We wouldn't want our daughter anywhere else."
"Our daughter has been with the studio for many years. Starting with preschool dance, to now having the confidence to compete with Dance Company. She absolutely loves going to the conventions and competitions. We love the families we have meet. Special thanks to Mrs. Kristin for all that she does. She is not only the owner, but she is the teacher, friend and mentor to all the kids. We have complete confidence in her. We look forward to every year at Xpress Yourself. Thanks!"