Dance Teacher Faculty Bio | Kristina Berger | Steps on Broadway Faculty - Steps on Broadway
Kristina Berger
Kristina Berger, from Washington D.C., has toured internationally as a performer and teacher. Principal dancer with Erick Hawkins Dance Company, founding member of Zurich-based artists collective LordMasters, freelance choreographer, and teacher of the Horton Technique, she first discovered her love of the Horton Technique as a scholarship student at Jacob's Pillow studying with Jimmy Truitte. Kristina has since performed as a soloist with the Lester Horton Dance Theatre, Inc. under the direction of Don Martin, and worked as assistant/demonstrator to Milton Myers for several years.

Ms. Berger has been on dance faculty at Marymount Manhattan College for ten years. Kristina also teaches at Peridance Capezio Center, Joffrey School of Ballet and Bergen Performing Arts Center, with guest artist positions at La Guardia High School of Performing Arts, Taiwan National University of the Arts, Steffi Nossen School of Dance, Tahoe Youth Ballet, and Boston Youth Moves.

She has danced with Molissa Fenley & Dancers, Joyce Trisler Danscompany and Washington Opera Ballet.

Other adventures include solo guest artist as the first female "Hanuman The Monkey King" with Bali's foremost music and dance company, Semara Ratih, under NYC's Balinese American Dance Theatre and circus dancer with Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus.

Kristina Berger was more impressive during several sections of the work, notably in the solo "(invisible house is female)." In her performances in "Here and Now" and "Cantilever," a work for four that explores architectural forms, Ms. Berger maintained the extreme power of strong positions while exuding a peaceful, free-flowing elasticity. For Hawkins's choreography, it was just the right kind of poetic juncture.
Gia Kourlas, NY Times Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Erick Hawkins Dance Co. concert at 92nd St Y, Jan 9 2010