About Kristīne Krosi

Kristīne Krosi - 2020

Kristīne Krosi is the founder of brazilian zouk in Seattle,WA and the creator & event director of Seattle Dance Festival at the Center of the Universe for it’s 4 year run.Kristīne Krosi is the founder of the brazilian zouk dance community in Seattle,WA, and the creator & event director of Seattle Dance Festival at the Center of the Universe for it’s 4 year run. In addition to building a multi-tiered dance academy and an internationally recognised event, she also brought her dance training and performance programmes to Edinburgh and plans to expand across the greater network of Great Britain. Most recently she has relocated to London to commence her master’s in Dance Movement Psychotherapy to evolve and elevate her understanding of the links between mental health and dance while building a new home for her progressive dance programmes at Dance Addiction Studios in the SW of London.

Her dance training began at the age of 3, with classical training in ballet, jazz, tap, musical theater, and later modern, pointe, character and hip-hop. She performed with two ballet companies in Seattle rising to the level of a soloist, occasionally doing her own choreography. At age Her dance training began at the age of 3, with classical training in ballet, jazz, tap, musical theater, and later modern, pointe, character and hip-hop. She performed with two ballet companies in Seattle rising to the level of a soloist, occasionally doing her own choreography. At age 16 she started her partner dance career with salsa and bachata.

She began her teaching career in 2010 at Salsa Con Todo Dance Studio where she has taught ballet, jazz, salsa, bachata, kizomba, brazilian zouk, and west coast swing. Kristīne’s teaching is know around the globe as highly technical and multi-disciplinary.  She regularly teaches intensives in turn technique, musicality, and neozouk.  Her mShe began her teaching career in 2010 at Salsa Con Todo Dance Studio where she has taught ballet, jazz, salsa, bachata, kizomba, brazilian zouk, and west coast swing. Kristīne’s teaching is known around the globe as highly technical and multidisciplinary. She regularly teaches intensives in turn technique, musicality, and neozouk. Her merits in the global zouk competition circuit include winning the Zouk Invitational division at Seattle Dance Festival in 2016 and placing 2nd in the Invitational Division at the New York City Zouk Festival in 2017. In the global west coast swing community Kristīne competes in the advanced division, where she has regularly made finals and recently came in 2nd place in the Advanced Jack and Jill competition and 1st place in the advanced/all-star strictly swing competition at Swing Resolution in 2020. To date she has taught Zouk and other dance related workshops in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Netherlands, Iceland, Sweden, England, Scotland, Latvia, and Lithuania.