Kristi received her MA in Dance at American University in Washington, D.C. in 1997, with core competencies in teaching, kinesiology, choreography, and movement analysis. She has danced professionally throughout the U.S and across Europe before moving to Seattle in 1998. Upon her arrival to the West Coast, Kristi began teaching Pilates at Pacific Northwest Ballet and Velocity Dance Studio. It was during this time that she met Melissa Kerber. Together, they formed Bodycenter Studios in 1999. Kristi has recently been traveling more for Merrithew across the United States and China.
Kristi is a STOTT PILATES® Instructor and Lead Merrithew™ Instructor Trainer, specializing in STOTT PILATES®, Total Barre®, CORE™ Athletic Conditioning and Performance Training and ZEN*GA®.
Kristi holds specialty designations in the following areas: Pre and Post-Natal Pilates, Athletic Conditioning, Active for Life, Post-Rehab, Dance Conditioning, Group Matwork, and Group Equipment.