began her dance training at the age of 4, studying ballet, tap, jazz, and contemporary with Peggy Hebert in Baker, LA. She was the Peggy’s Dance Studio scholarship recipient for 1994-95. Through her high school years, she was a member of the Bronco Belles dance team at Zachary High School, where she held positions of choreographer, co-captain, and captain. She received many honors and awards for competitions in team and solo categories. During high school, she also had the opportunity to play small roles onstage through her play production classes. She continued performing in college, dancing with both the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) Warbonnets and Little Indians. She served as captain of each of her squads at ULM, and received awards for Most Dedicated, Best Dancer, Director’s Award, Warbonnet of the Year, Little Indian of the Year, as well as the Spirit Group Scholastic Achievement Award (Highest Cumulative GPA among all spirit group members).
She graduated from ULM in December of 2000, and moved to Rogers, AR to work as an occupational therapist. In January 2013, Kristie returned to her love of dancing by taking weekly ballet and modern classes as the Northwest Arkansas Conservatory of Classical Ballet. In June 2013, she joined the Northwest Arkansas Ballet Theatre. As a company dancer, she has performed at the 2013 Arts on the Creeks Festival, as well as in Nutcracker as Snow Corps (2013, 2014), Russian (2013), and Lead Russian (2014). Kristie played the role of the Queen in the NWA Ballet Theatre’s 2015 Production of “Sleeping Beauty”. Kristie serves as a character artist in NWA Ballet Theatre.
Creating beautiful performances that will thrill audiences is every dancers dream. It takes them many years of training, long hours in rehearsals, and a lot of pointe shoes and performance wear.
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