Kirsten Livingston is a ballet instructor, a choreographer, a musical theater enthusiast, and (her
favorite ‘job’ title) a Mother of three. She was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California, where
she began training with Santa Cruz Ballet Theater at a young age, and went on to dance as a
soloist and principal dancer with the company. Over the course of her ballet career, many of her
proudest moments took place on the stages and in the studios of prestigious schools around the
United States, including School of American Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, and Pacific Northwest
Her teaching style was inherited from her own training with some of ballet’s most inspiring
teachers. Since beginning her teaching career over 25 years ago, Kirsten has taught and
choreographed at studios from Carmel and Santa Cruz, to the San Francisco Bay area. Nothing
feeds her soul quite like the feeling of encouraging young women to be bold, strong, and
confidence through ballet arts education.
Kirsten’s passion for teaching strong, technical dance goes beyond the ballet studio, by
implementing curriculum that radiates a positive and uplifting message for children. She creates
a studio atmosphere that encourages students to accomplish things they thought were
impossible, and to grow increasingly confident with each drop of sweat, every cramped muscle,
and best of all, every smile.
Mission Statement -
To provide strong technical training to aspiring dancers in a compassionate, positive learning
environment, and to instill a love of dance while providing a space for joy and expression.