Photo: David Bailey

KRISTIN YOUNG

From Noblesville, IN
With Nashville Ballet since 2011

Training and Education
Indianapolis School of Ballet,Academy of Ballet Internationale and the University of Oklahoma.

Previously NB2

BIO
Kristin began her serious ballet training at The Academy of Ballet Internationale in Indianapolis, Indiana. While there, she performed many student and company roles with coaching from Irina Kolpakova. Kristin also received training at the Indianapolis School of Ballet under the direction of Victoria Lyras, and spent summers at the Kirov Academy of Ballet, the School of American Ballet, the Harid Conservatory, and Boston Ballet. After graduating high school, Kristin received her BFA from The University of Oklahoma (OU) performing principal roles in The Sleeping BeautyThe NutcrackerFirebirdCarmina Burana, and George Balanchine’s Divertimento No. 15

After graduation from OU, Kristin was a guest artist with Tulsa Ballet performing in Twyla Tharp’s Push Comes to Shove.

Since coming to Nashville in 2011, Kristin has performed with the company in Nashville Ballet’s Cinderella, Nashville’s NutcrackerBilly the Kid, The Sleeping BeautyCarmina Burana, Romeo & Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Peter Pan, and Balanchine’s Serenade as well as contemporary works by Gina Patterson and Christopher Stuart.

Kristin joined the main company as an apprentice in 2014 and was featured as a Leading Swan in Swan Lake and the Duck in Peter and the Wolf.

When she is not dancing, Kristin teaches at Cardio Barre, enjoys exploring Nashville, and traveling.