Our Instructor Team
The KMC Dance Albertville instructors are all former students at KMC. They all were taught and trained in the art of dance with the same principles and values as the studio owner..
They have experience in all levels and forms of dance training.
KMC Dance Albertville has a cohesive learning environment for dancers because the teachers have the same vision for what a productive and successful dancing environment should be for the students. Dancers will receive different perspectives on choreography and style from each instructor while still sticking to the core values of the studio.
Christine - Owner/Instructor
Christine has been teaching the
love and artistry of dance to students
for over 25years. She started dancing
at the age of 5 with Kay Marie and
Carol’s School of Dance. She started
managing their Albertville studio in 1995. She teaches all age groups at the studio and is passionate about
finding the best in each dancer. She
performed competitively in groups
and as a soloist for 12 years. She
has attended various conventions to
further her dance knowledge
and expand her experience. Her dances have been awarded with top honors at competitions, including outstanding choreography and judge’s awards. She has had dancers awarded with national awards and asked to perform with national all Star teams. She is trained in the dance styles of classical ballet, tap, jazz and lyrical. She has been nominated consecutively for Dance teacher of the year through DX Events.
Christine believes that teaching the proper technique in all of those styles is key for developing confident dancers. She believes that the studio should be place where students feel that they are important and cared for. She strives to make the studio atmosphere fun, engaging and nurturing. Upon taking ownership of the studio in 2016, now known as KMC Dance, she continues to pass on the values that have always been so fundamental at the studio. She has lived in the STMA area for 16 years with her husband and her two children. She loves the community that she has become a part of. Her husband and children are also active in various activities and organizations in the STMA area.
Krystl- Senior Instructor/
Head of Lyrical and Contemporary Program
Krystl has been with KMC Dance
for over 30 years. She stepped into
the Robbinsdale location when she was
four years old. Little did she know
that she would fall in love with
dancing, and her dance family. She competitively danced for over
12 years in group performances, duets,
small lines, and as a soloist. At the age
of 14 she started assisting
and advanced to assisting performing
lines known as the Show Unit at KMC.
After graduating high school she
began teaching classes of all ages. She has been teaching for over 20 years.
Krystl manages the Robbinsdale and Shorewood locations for KMC Dance. She now instructs performing line classes, and the lyrical and contemporary programs in Albertville. She is trained in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, modern, lyrical and hip hop. Continuously growing her knowledge with dance, she has attended various conventions around the United States. Krystl has won many choreography and judge’s awards over the years with her group dances, soloists, and duets. Numerous dances have gone to Nationals in Las Vegas, Wisconsin, and Ohio. Her love for dance grows and grows each year. Teaching children the art of dance brings such fulfillment to her life. She believes dance is great for your body and mind and the studio is a place to learn great values in life.
Head of Hip Hop Program
Megan started her dance career
when she was 7 years old. She originally
trained at a different studio in
classical ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical,
and hip hop. Megan eventually found
her dance home at KMC’s
Robbinsdale location. She
was in search of a studio that would
teach the art of dance with
compassion and respect. She was
very active in going to various competitions
with her lines and as a soloist.
She started teaching classes at the
Robbinsdale location and is now exclusively at KMC Dance Albertville. She has been with the program for for 8 years.
She is a lead instructor of our show unit groups and the head of the Hip Hop Program. She has worked with soloists and our recreational youth classes as well. Her dances have consistently placed in the top brackets at competitions. Gaining experience through those classes, Megan has
realized that teaching is in her heart and wants to reach as many child
as she can. Megan has graduated college with a degree in Elementary Education with a background in Psychology. She is currently working as a 2 nd grade teacher. She is continuing to learn that each week with school aged children is a different adventure! As head of the hip hop program, she is creating an environment for students to break out of their shell to learn new and interesting moves while keeping the base of hip hop in her
curriculum. Megan hopes to build trust and confidence with each and every dancer by putting a smile on their face and a hop in their step. Megan wants her students to feel loved and at home when they are at the studio and hopes that students learn something new while having fun.
Samantha- Youth Program Instructor
Samantha has been part of KMC Albertville since she was 4 years old. She was a student at KMC for
14 years and is trained in ballet, pointe, tap
jazz, and lyrical. From the start,
her favorite class was ballet
and she soon grew to love pointe
after she began in show unit. Sam
was part of many dances that
received top honors and judge’s awards at competitions. She trained as a
soloist in pointe and lyrical
and was awarded top placement in her
respective category at competitions .
Sam was hired as an assistant teacher
when she was 13 years old. She continued working for KMC as an instructor throughout
college at St.Cloud State University. Sam is currently a Physical Therapy student at the University of Minnesota. She plans to combine her dance and teaching background with her Physical Therapy career in injury
prevention and rehabilitation, as well as through adaptive dance classes.
Sam’s favorite style remains ballet, as she enjoys teaching this style to our dancers of all ages. Her goal is
always to make ballet fun for our little ones, while teaching proper technique at the same time. She is
proud to be a positive role model for our young dancers.
Sophia- Assistant Instructor.
Sophia’s interest in dance began at
age four, when she joined the
KMC Albertville Family. Over
the years, Sophia’s passion for dance
has grown to include
ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, and
contemporary. Starting her competitive
career at the age of 8,
she quickly fell in love with the stage.
Sophia has been part of
several award-winning teams.
They have won awards such as:
First Overall High Point,
Top 5 Overall Awards,
Judge’s awards and cash prizes.
She was also part of the contemporary
team, which was chosen to compete in the 2018 World Series at Nationals. Performing as a solo and duet dancer, Sophia has developed her dance skills to become a strong performer. She has won Judge’s
Choice Awards for Grace, Elegance, Poise, Commitment, Sportsmanship, and Intensity. She has also received several Top 5 Overall Awards, Overall High Point Awards and All-Star Awards. Since the age of
9, Sophia has been competing on the National stage. Performing with All-star Teams, attending masterclasses and workshops, Sophia continues to work hard improving her skills and expanding her knowledge in dance. Because Sophia loves performing, she enjoys sharing her love of dance with others. It is Sophia’s goal to give each of her students a fun, safe, and positive learning experience. She hopes her students will find the same joy and passion in dance that she has over the years.
Kate has been dancing at
KMC Albertville for 8 years,
learning so much more than just dance
from her amazing instructors. She has
grown to love many styles of dance
including tap, jazz, ballet,
lyrical, and contemporary. Her favorite
being contemporary and lyrical. One of
Kate’s favorite things about dance is
working as a team and having the
opportunity to shine as an
individual as well. Kate has been
part of several winning routines
and groups, both at national and regional
competitions. She has also been able to
compete solo routines, and has earned top scores several times. The thing Kate loves the most about working at the studio is not only being able to share her love of dance with dancers she teaches, but also being able to work on a team that loves dancing and sharing it with others. When she’s not dancing, you might find Kate on a run, at a track meet, reading, or crocheting.
Hayden -Assistant Instructor
Hayden has danced at KMC Albertville since
she was 4 and has loved it from the very
beginning. She loves being around her
dance family and has made lifelong friendships through dance. Haydens favorite styles
of dance are ballet and pointe, she has been
doing pointe for 5 years and competing in the pointe line for 3. Hayden has a passion for the
littlest of our dancers. One of her favorite
things to do is teaching at the studio, getting
to help young kids learn dance has always been a dream for her and she hopes to go to college forteaching as well. She believes the best thing about dancing and teaching is the relationships you get to make along the way