Kristin Kusanovich is a modern/contemporary dancer and theatre artist who has directed, choreographed and produced over one hundred solo and ensemble works in dance, drama, musical theatre, opera, film, and video. She has been a curriculum developer, teacher mentor, movement and vocal coach, and master teaching artist for 30 years in the professional sector as well is in PreK-12 grades at over 50 diverse school sites. She received her MFA in Choreography and Performance from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and her BA from Santa Clara University in Dance with a minor in Mathematics. She currently presents, performs, and gives master classes locally, nationally and internationally. As President of the California Dance Education Association, she works with a state-wide team to advance the quality of dance arts education in the state through legislation, advocacy, and professional development offerings.