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​Originally from Ohio, Kristin received her Bachelor of Arts and Communications in Theater Arts from Bowling Green State University. She moved from Ohio to Chicago, IL and began working in various theaters across the city.  While in Chicago she was Artistic Director of a non-profit theater company that focused on new play development. 

In 2009, she moved to Portland, OR to pursue her Master in Theatre, graduating in 2011. Kristin has apprenticed under world renowned directors such as Tito Capobianco, David Edwards and Elizabeth Bachman. She has worked as Acting and Dance faculty for the Tyrolean Opera Program in Maurach Austria and the Napa Music Festival in California.   

Her most recent work includes: State Director for Portland Actors Ensembles touring production of "The Winters Tale" (in tour through Sept. 2017) Stage Director and Co-Choreographer for "Anything Goes", and Music Director and Choreographer for "The Phantom Tollbooth".

She will be directing "The Odd Couple" this fall with Sherwood Foundation of the Arts and Choreographer for "Oklahoma" this spring.     

Currently she privately coaches voice, flute, acting, acting for singers, public speaking, and tap dance as well as instructs larger Master classes on Auditioning, Acting, Voice, and Movement. You can also find her instructing group classes at Vision8 studios in Portland, OR.