Kristen Bennett is a 2007 graduate of Grand Valley State with a BA in English language and literature with a minor in dance. She has been fortunate since returning to her hometown to have numerous avenues to choreograph and teach. These include teaching jazz, tap, modern and beginning ballet at Alma College; jazz, modern lyrical, creative movement, and hip hop here at APA; and choreographing Mt Pleasant High School productions of Oklahoma! (2009), Cats (2010), Bye Bye Birdie (2011), Singin’ in the Rain (2012), Music Man (2013), and Footloose (2014). She was a featured performer with Nic Gareiss & Friends at the 2010 Wheatland Music Festival, and taught with Surfscape Contemporary Dance Theater 2011 summer intensive in Florida. She accompanied Alma College Dance Company to Tainan University of Technology, Taiwan as part of their cultural exchange with their dance department where she taught, choreographed, and performed. Kristen continues to travel throughout the U.S. and internationally to teach and share her choreography.