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 owners.
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 20 years. 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 10 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.
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 13 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 young dancers 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.
Megan- Show Unit Instructor/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 and competing with her lines and as a soloist. She started teaching classes at the Robbinsdale location and has now added the Albertville location to her schedule. Megan has been given more age groups and class responsibilities each year to expand her knowledge and experience. Gaining experience through those classes, Megan has realized that teaching is in her heart and wants to reach as many children as she can. She is going to school for Elementary Education at Saint Cloud State University. She is continuing to learn that each week with school aged children is a different adventure! 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 each student learns 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 master
classes 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.
Annabell- Assistant Instructor.
Annabell has been a KMC Dancer for 10 years. She has had multiple experiences growing up in the studio that she holds close to her heart. Including dance parties, performing at shows at local nursing homes as well as competitions. She has been asked to visit Hall of Fame Nationals for 4 years. She placed 7th overall at Nationals, and she was part of the Contemporary Line that went to the World Finals. She just loves to compete and meet new people all over Minnesota and the Country. However, nothing is better than dancing side by side with her dance sisters. Another unforgettable moment was in 2018, when she was asked to become an assistant nstructor at KMC. Over the last year, she has been blessed with the chance to teach beautiful young girls and watch them grow. She always looks forward to seeing their smiling faces and the endless amounts of energy when they come to dance class.