Kristina Linden


Born and raised in Vancouver, Kristina is a passionate performer, educator, choreographer, and movement director. In addition to traveling the world and sharing her passion for story telling and movement, Kristina studied education in university, to which she credits her compassionate nature and ability to treat everyone she works with as an individual. This is evident in the work of her alumni and current students who are consistently working in all aspects of the industry in North America, Europe, and New Zealand. Kristina was seen as a principle dancer in the Opening Ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Olympics and has been an opening act for American recording artist, Mya. Her television credits include: The X-Files, Hellcats, Once Upon a Time, and Psych. Select stage credits include: Graziella in West Side Story (Vancouver Playhouse - Troy McLaughlin’s Dance Works), Singin’ in the Rain (TUTS), 42nd Street (RCMT), featured tap dancer in the Vancouver Spring Show (Queen Elizabeth Theatre), and the Orpheum Theatre’s 90th Anniversary Celebration. As a choreographer and movement director, her work has been featured in the film, television, and commercial world. Having been the former Artistic Director of TapCo (Vancouver Tap Dance Society), Kristina now directs ARTIUM and THEATRUM, youth performance and training companies based out of A3 District in Burnaby, British Columbia (formerly Poirier Productions). She has been a faculty member at both the Vancouver International Tap Festival and Rhythm, Body, and Soul Festival in Calgary, Alberta, as well as been on faculty at Harbour Dance Centre in Vancouver.

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