What "b" phrase inspires you?


Dedication and commitment mean next to nothing if done without passion. Dance has been and will always be something that I am extremely passionate about. Without dance, I would not be the person I am today. I like to pay it forward and give back to the art of dance by passing on my love of it to others. My favorite dance quote of all time is, "Great dancers are not great because of their technique. They are great because of their passion." - Martha Graham. Don't dance just because you happen to be good at it, dance because you LOVE it!  Always b•passionate. 

Why do you teach dance?

It inspires me to continually be creative, always learning and motivating students. I love dance and passing on that love brings me joy!

When did you begin in dance & fitness?

My mom enrolled me in dance classes when I was 4 years old and I haven't stopped since!

What keeps you motivated?

My students and seeing their love for dance grow.

Why do you teach at Studio b?

I teach at Studio b for the camaraderie of the amazing staff here, the hard-working and fun-loving students and because it is truly my second home. I am grateful everyday for the opportunity to share my love and passion for dance in such a warm, welcoming and positive environment. I can never thank Brooke enough for reaching out to me when the studio was just a dream of hers, and now looking back I can say I am SO glad that I agreed to meet up with her for coffee, even though we hardly knew each other at the time. :)

Fun fact:

Traveling is one of my favorite things to do. I especially love going to Disney, on cruises and visiting NYC (to see Broadway!) I also love weekends at home, spending time with my husband Josh and our pets.

  • Member of middle school & high school Indiana High School Dance Team Association (IHSDTA) state champion dance teams

  • National and International team titles

  • National Dance Association (NDA) Collegiate All American

  • National Runner-Up Division 1A Jazz with the Purdue Dance Team

  • coach/choreographer for IHSDTA teams

  • ballet

  • jazz

  • hip hop

  • tap

  • lyrical

  • kick

  • pom

Meet Cristin

Dance Director / Dance Instructor / / SbDT Instructor

Dance with Miss Cristin this fall!