Kristine Wilcox has been important part of Trudy's staff since 1999. An accomplished figure skater as well as an accomplished dancer, Kristine brings her love of dance to every class she teaches! She is a wonderful role model for her students, and she brings fun and excitement into her classes as well as the latest choreography. Her enthusiasm is catching, and the students love her!
Kristine started her career in dance as a junior in college after winning five consecutive national and two international championships as Co-Captain and then Coach’s Assistant for the top US and Canadian synchronized figure skating teams. She then went on to study dance with concentrations in teaching and choreography at the University of New York at Buffalo, while working with the great influences of Tom Ralabate, Linda Schwiniuch, Frank Hatchet, Gus Giordano, Bill Thomas, Tressa Gorman-Crehan, Lynn Kurtziel-Formato, Joyce Miller and Shelly Hain-Lewandowski.
Professionally, Kristine performed as a featured soloist for Jean Ann Ryan Productions/ Celebrity Cruises, Zodiaque Dance Company, Carmina Burana, Dracula, New York on Stage and Zafeneth Productions. She was selected to pioneer choreography in the StudioWerks Dance Ensemble and UB Young Choreographers Showcase and has been hailed for her choreographic talents with Zafeneth Productions, The Eyes of Truth, Furman University and Kenmore, NY.
Kristine founded The Charleston Dance Company (CDC) in 2002 and their TINY MOVERS outreach program for preschoolers in 2009. As the current Executive Chairman and Founding Artistic Director, Kristine has achieved new heights for this youth dance group to include their acceptance exhibitions in Piccolo Spoleto and Walt Disney World.
Kristine has been teaching dance since 1993. As a member of Dance Masters of America and its Teacher's Training Program, she has been able to educate other aspiring dancers to not only believe, but to also reach for and achieve their goals and dreams. Trudy's is proud to have Kristine on staff.