Kinscherf Kristen Best


Classical Ballet / Dancer

is faculty at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Prior to SIUE she was an assistant professor of dance at Lindenwood University and the co-director of the LU Dance Ensemble. Kristin is a founding member of Turn of Change Dance Collective and has performed with aTrek Dance Collective, Duarte Dance Works , University of Iowa’s premiere touring ensemble Dancers in Company , and The Slaughter Project . She has danced and choreographed in opening acts for hypnotist Tony Z , comedian Phyllis Diller , the Nokia Sugar Bowl as well as on ESPN for the National Dance Team Championship. Best has taught at the University of Iowa, Lewis and Clark College, SIUE, Turning Pointe Academy of Dance, M2 Dance Center, Jane Mannion’s School of Dance, Rena’s Dance Unlimited, Dance Station, Broadway Center of Arts as well as a Universal Dance Association Head Instructor. Her choreography has been presented at the American College Dance Festival, National Dance Week, the Gala/Extravaganza for Body Worlds 3, the Victoria Ballet Theater, in Texas, The University of Iowa, SIUE, Lindenwood, the Universal Dance Association’s summer curriculum, as well as many award winning routines for area dance teams. Best received her MFA in Dance Performance from the University of Iowa and a BA in Theater and Dance from Southern Illinois Univer

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