Kristin Shoaf Roberts - Director
Kristin grew up in Alexandria, PA and began her early training at the Carole Thompson School of Dance. She continued her pre-professional training under Deborah Anthony at the Allegheny Ballet Academy. As a member of the Allegheny Ballet Company she performed in multiple Regional Dance America Festivals. Kristin was selected by Violette Verdi to receive a RDA Festival Scholarship Award. She continued her training with the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet School and with San Francisco Ballet School.
Kristin is proud to have had the opportunity to work with influential artists including: Lola De Avila, Todd Bolender, Richard Cook, Eleanor D’Antuano, Jorge Esquivel, Judith Fugate, Cynthia Gregory, Melinda Jones Howe, Irina Jacobson, Sandra Jennings, Cherie Noble, Francia Russell, Lynn Short, Larissa Sklanskaya, Patricia Sorell, Kent Stowell, Jocelyn Vollmar, Jonathan Watts, and Marcia Dale Weary.
As a professional dancer, Kristin has performed with Ballet Austin, Chautauqua Dance Company, Kansas City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and Allegheny Ballet Company as a guest artist. Some of the roles she has performed include: Puss in Boots and the Fairy God Mother in Sleeping Beauty, the Soloist Role in Balanchine’s Rubies, Meander in Alvin Ailey’s The River, Balanchine’s Serenade and Western Symphony and Todd Bolender’s Souvenirs and Voyager to name a few.
Kristin was a participant in the1996 New York International Ballet Competition where she danced in both solos and pas de deux/duets with her husband. Kristin was selected to perform as a Soloist in the award winners Gala Performance.
Over the past eighteen years Kristin has worked as a dance instructor with groups including the Women’s Athletic Club of Chicago, Allegheny Ballet Company, and The Grier School. She is honored to be the owner and director of the Huntingdon Dance Academy and is excited to share her knowledge, experience and love for dance with her students. Kristin and Jamie have a two daughters, Sophia and Audrey.