Ms. Kirstin was born and raised in Spring/Klein Texas. She started dancing when she was 4 and started teaching and choreographing at 19. Ms. Kirstin competed competitively with the Klein Ram Sweethearts, Champion Superstars, and the Klein High School Bearkadettes. She also trained with a mobile preschool program, Vicki Michelle's, Klein High drill training, the Westfield High school modern dance program, and was on the Modern and UpBeat dance companies at North Harris Community College. At 21 Ms. Kirstin turned pro dancing with the Houston Aeros Aero Dynamics and the HouseCat dance company. She also danced with the Texas Copperheads Arena Football Lady Charmers and directed and danced with the Texas Hurricanes Arena Football Lady Canes. Eventually Ms. Kirstin would return to the Aero Dynamics to dance, captain, choreograph, and direct before retiring as a pro cheerleader. Ms. Kirstin had the opportunity to teach at the All Pro Real Deal Workshop on 3 different occasions. She also taught at the Going Pro Workshop and served on their expert panel. Ms. Kirstin on occasion continues to take adult classes at the Houston MET. She holds certificates in Coaching Youth and Coaching Principles, also holding many certificates in Early Childhood Education. Coach K continues her education at Ashworth College perusing a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and with the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) Online Professional Development Institute (OPDI). Also holds a NDEO membership. Coach K enjoys sharing her love for the art of dance with all of her students, including 5 year old daughter Bella. Ms. Kirstin is excited every signle day to watch them grow.
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Hello parents, my name is Adrianna Cruz and I am the new Ballet teacher here at Spring Academy of Dance. I wanted you all to know a little about myself and my plans as the new member at Spring Academy of Dance. I started dancing at the age of three with the Aldine Dance Company, and was trained in Jazz, Hip-Hop, Ballet, and Tap. I started my intense Russian Ballet training when I was eleven years old with the Ballet Theatre of Houston. While there I had the privilege of being trained by Margo Marshall, Gilbert Rome, Tina Bohnstedt, and of course Robert Underwood. Under Mr. Underwoods training, I started pointe at 12 years old, became the youngest senior member at 12 years old, made it in to the Houston's Ballets Summer Intensive at 14 years old, and the Boston Ballets Summer Intensive at 16 years old. During this time I started teaching dance classes at my church, and after the age of 16 started to help Mr. Underwood teach the smaller students at my studio. I have been in numerous renditions of the Nutcracker, I competed for a short time, and danced in a plethora of other productions. While away in college I had the privilege to give a couple of private lessons at the local studio. More recently, I have continued my training with METdance in Ballet, Jazz, and Hip-Hop. While at the MET I had the privilege of meeting Coach A.P.. After speaking with him, I loved what his dance team, Code Red Pro Dance Team stood for and the message he was portraying. I decided to try out, and fortunately made it and have been with him ever since! I am also a current Accounting Major and hope to graduate summer 2018!
I hope to be able to teach your children about the beauty in simplicity. Ballet is not flashy or aggressive. It is graceful and elegant. Each step, each movement, and each line made during Ballet is calculated, meticulous, and so rich in technique that one must appreciate the beauty that is portrayed so effortlessly in Ballet. Even though Ballet is graceful it is not easy by any means. I believe through hard work and dedication anything is achievable.
Ms. Selina has spent the last 3 years coaching and choreographing for the gold winning Spring Dolls junior cheer and drill team. She was part of the Starlettes Spring High School drill team in 2002-2003 and loves working with children. She became involved with RSDP back in 2012 when she enrolled her daughter who was then 3years old, she is now 7 and has just joined the Junior Petite team! Ms. Selina is excited and looking forward to working along side Ms. Kristin with the Spring Academy Of Dance Co. this season!!
I began my love of dance in high school as a member, officer and Commanding General of the Eisenhower High School Golden Eaglettes. After high school, I continued my dance career as a staff member of MA Dance for two years. While pursuing a degree in Child Development and Psychology at Houston Baptist University, I was a member of the cheerleading squad and taught cheer and dance in local after-school programs. After college, I danced for the Texas Copperheads arena football team, Texas Hurricanes arena football team and the Houston Energy Women's football team.