Kristina Windom trained at The Washington Ballet with Mary Day, Robert Steele, Julio de Bittencourt, and Patricia Berrend, later joining the company under the artistic direction of Choo San Goh. At The Washington Ballet, she danced the repertory of Mr. Goh, Marius Petipa, George Balanchine, Paul Taylor, Judith Jamison, and Fernand Nault, to name a few. Ms. Windom later joined the Cleveland Ballet, performing in works by Dennis Nahat, Flemming Flindt, and Kurt Joos. She also danced professionally for Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet, Eric Hampton Dance, and The Washington Opera.
Ms. Windom has a master’s degree in fine arts from the School of Dance at George Mason University in dance pedagogy where she has also taught since 2009, as an adjunct professor. She is a celebrated guest teacher around the country, bringing her emphasis on learning classical ballet with a strong approach of combining science and art. Her somatic experience with Pilates, Gyrotonics, and with research movement specialist, Irene Dowd, has guided her to help offer the students a more involved, holistic approach to movement. She believes all students of dance should have the best understanding of how their body structure works best efficiently executing classical ballet and the other diverse styles of movement.
Ms. Windom is currently Head of the Upper Division, and a principal teacher at The Washington School of Ballet, where she also is a guest ballet master for The Washington Ballet, Washington Ballet Studio Company, and for the Trainee program.