Kirsten Russell was born in Raleigh, North Carolina and began her journey dancing at ten years old. She continued her training at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Upon leaving school she dove into creating, and began teaching and choreographing at her home studio, CC & Company Dance Complex under the direction of Christy Curtis. Shortly after she began choreographing she was one of 19 choreographers chosen to compete as a finalist at the 2014 Capezio A.C.E. Awards in New York City. Kirsten is honored to be the winner of the 2015 Capezio A.C.E. Awards, and was awarded $15,000 towards creating her own full length show. Upon receiving this award she has traveled all over the country to choreograph and began teaching on JUMP Dance Convention. Her work has been featured on Season 2 of NBC's World of Dance with her group "Pursuit". She most recently teamed up with Nick Young and Jaci Royal to create their show "Contrary to Popular Belief" which premiered in Los Angeles.
Kirsten shares her approach to music creation and the movement that inspires her original sound in this contemporary combo class. This class aims to give you a challenging push as you adapt to Kirsten's unique style and practice learning choreography without a traditional 8-count.