Head of Faculty
Faculty, School Administration, The Washington School of Ballet - Northwest Campus
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 she performed repertory by many choreographers including Mr. Goh, George Balanchine, Paul Taylor, Judith Jamison, Michael Smuin and Fernand Nault.
Windom joined the Cleveland 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 tenth year as full-time faculty at The Washington School of Ballet where she has taught a range of levels from beginners to professional dancers. She is also guest ballet mistress for The Washington Ballet, The Washington Ballet Studio Company and the Trainee Program.
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 or who enroll in university degree programs.
She has a Master’s Degree in fine arts from the School of Dance at George Mason University and has taught for the last eight years as an adjunct professor at George Mason. She continues her studies with Irene Dowd, whose knowledge of anatomy, movement, and somatic principles has shaped Windom’s pedagogy.