Kristina Isabelle originally from Columbus, Ohio is the artistic director of Kristina Isabelle Dance Company and co-director of HighJinks Productions. Isabelle earned her BFA in dance from The Juilliard School and an MFA in dance and choreography from The Ohio State University. She has performed with the Stephen Petronio Company, Earth Circus Productions, Grimaldi Circus, Jordan Fuchs, and Bebe Miller Company. Isabelle has been dancing on stilts and incorporating stilt work into her choreography for more than a decade. She is also a fire performer, aerialist and circus performer. Her choreography has been produced in Columbus, New York, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Fort Worth, England, Ireland and Poland at the Bytom International Dance Festival. She has been a finalist in the BalletMet choreographers project for three years and has created ballets for Columbus Dance Theatre. She has served as a guest artist and adjunct professor for The Ohio State University, Kenyon College, College of Wooster, Ohio Wesleyan University, Wittenberg University, Alfred University in New York, and The College of Lake County in Illinois. She has written and directed numerous children’s productions for Richland Academy of the Arts in Mansfield, King Arts Complex, and Dublin Dance Centre.