After completing high school, Kristine joined the Atlanta Ballet under direction of John McFall. She danced professionally with the Atlanta Ballet for ten seasons. During this time, Kristi also performed as a guest artist and soloist with Chautauqua Ballet and New Orleans Ballet Theater. With Atlanta Ballet, Kristine performed company repertoire at The Fabulous Fox Theatre, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, as well as other venues nationally and internationally. She progressed through multiple roles, culminating in Principal roles in notable works including – Juliet in Michael Pink’s Romeo and Juliet, Aurora in Sleeping Beauty, Sugar Plum Fairy and Dew Drop Fairy in John McFall’s Nutcracker, Giselle in Giselle, Kitri in Don Quixote, Principal woman in Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes and Allegro Brilliante, Lucy in Michael Pink’s Dracula, and Principal woman in Val Caniparoli’s Lambarena. Kristi has been recognized in The New York Times, Atlanta Journal Constitution, and Dance Magazine. While rehearsing and performing full time, Kristine also earned an undergraduate degree from Georgia State University and a Master of Arts in Teaching Early Childhood Education from Brenau University in Gainesville, GA. Kristi retired from Atlanta Ballet in 2011 to start a family and to begin teaching the next generation of dancers. She was selected to the staff of Greater Atlanta Christian School’s dance program and has taught at GAC School of Ballet for six years. Teaching experience includes technique/pointe classes, private coaching, competition coaching, choreography, and syllabus development. Since retiring, she has been a teacher for Perimeter Ballet, and a guest teacher for Atlanta Professional Dance Academy, and Gwinnett Ballet Theatre. She and her husband, Matt, have two children who light up their lives: Drew (5), and Kate (2). They live in Johns Creek.