Upper Division Head
Faculty, School Leadership, School Administration, The Washington School of Ballet - Northwest Campus, Washington School of Ballet, Upper Division Faculty, Professional Training Division Faculty
Kristina Windom trained with Mary Day, Robert Steele, Julio de Bittencourt and Patricia Berrend at The Washington School of Ballet. She was selected for the company, The Washington Ballet, when under the artistic direction of Choo San Goh, and performed repertory by many choreographers including Mr. Goh, George Balanchine, Paul Taylor, Judith Jamison, Michael Smuin and Fernand Nault.
Windom joined the Cleveland/San Jose Ballet and expanded her repertory to include works by Dennis Nahat, Flemming Flindt and Kurt Jooss. She then danced professionally for Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet, Eric Hampton Dance and Washington Opera Ballet. This is her eleventh year as full-time faculty at The Washington School of Ballet where she has taught a range of levels from beginners to professional dancers of the company.
A sought-after teacher, coach, and mentor, she is valued for her ability to refine students’ training and to develop their artistry. She has coached many of TWSB’s finest students who have received awards from Youth America Grand Prix and other national and international competitions. Windom continues to mentor TWSB alumni who pursue professional careers with other companies and/or who enroll in university degree programs.
Windom works closely and diligently with area wellness providers to offer TWSB families the most realistic and approachable goals in dance. Her somatic experience with Pilates, Gyrotonics, and with research movement specialist, Irene Dowd, has guided her to help offer the students a more involved, holistic approach to movement. She believes all students of dance should have the best understanding of how their body structure works best efficiently executing classical ballet and the other diverse styles TWSB offers.
Windom has a master’s degree in fine arts from the School of Dance at George Mason University in dance pedagogy where she has taught for the last ten years as an adjunct professor. She is a celebrated guest teacher around the country, bringing her emphasis on learning classical ballet with a strong approach of combining science and art.