MDC is excited to host this masterclass with Krista Ellensohn. Open to dancers 13 & Up!
Krista Ellensohn, originally from LeMars, Iowa, began dancing at the age of five. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a BBA in Business Management, Dance Minor, and a Performing Arts Entrepreneurship Certificate in August 2011. She currently serves as a Director, Choreographer, and performer for BOOM CRACK! Dance Company, which is in residency at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. In 2009 Krista became a certified Dance Masters instructor. She has taught master classes throughout the Midwest as well as a guest artist for three consecutive years at Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida. She is on faculty at Lou Conte Dance Studio and Rise Dance Center, and teaches annually for Hubbard Street’s Summer Intensives. She has had the opportunity to choreograph for the Chicago Luvaballs Dance Team, Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, BOOM CRACK! Dance Company, BOOM BOX! Dance Company, and Central Dance Academy in Northwest Iowa.
She has trained in a variety dance styles and has studied from coast to coast with top artists including Trae Turner, Miguel Antonio, Joshua Bergasse, Gary Beauford, Gigi Torres, Karen Gayle, Amari Marshall, and many others. She performed at Dance Chicago, Chicago Carnival, Columbia’s Faculty/Grad Showcase, Mad Expressions Showcase in Atlanta, and World of Dance Live in Universal City, and has competed in WOD Chicago, WOD Dallas, WOD New York, Prelude Midwest, and Hip Hop International Championships in Las Vegas, NV. Additionally, she performed with BOOM CRACK! during the Chicago Bull's 2015/2016 Basketball season. She has received numerous scholarship awards and is currently nominated for the 2018 Monster’s Show Cast.