Stage Director / Choreographer / Theatre Educator
Kristin Holland is a Boston based Director, Choreographer, Performer/Dance Captain, and Teaching Artist with twenty years of professional theatre experience. She is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society as well as Actors' Equity Association. A life-long dancer, her background includes thirteen years of studio dance training and assisting before achieving her BA in Dance and minor in Musical Theatre from Point Park University. Since leaving Point Park, she's worked almost non-stop in Theatre and Dance on both the East and West Coasts, performing in over thirty musicals and choreographing and assisting on more than fifty. Highlights include performing in the premiere company of Disney's ALADDIN and winning the Seattle Critics Award for Outstanding Choreography of a large budget musical for Village Theatre's, THE PRODUCERS. Kristin recently attained an MA in Theatre Education with an emphasis in Higher Education and Directing at Emerson College. She is the co-founder of the Manhattan Tap Dance Center and co-creator of CardioTapNYC™, a tap dance fitness method that combines strength and aerobic interval training with true Broadway tap dance.
Kristin is currently an Assistant Professor of Dance and Contemporary Musical Theater Performance at Berklee College of Music and a founding member of the Berklee Theater Arts Collaborative. At Berklee, she's choreographed CABARET, CITY OF ANGELS, IN THE HEIGHTS, and provided musical staging for the world premiere of THE KISS. She’s the dance and movement specialist for Berklee's Musical Theater Ensemble, Musical Theater Chorus, Musical Theater for Young Audiences, and Musical Theater Workshop; provides choreography for showcases including SINGERS’ NIGHT and CURTAIN UP!; and is developing Musical Theater Dance Classes for Singers.