Kristina Zaidner is a graduate of New World School of the Arts High School in Miami, FL and The BFA Dance Program of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Fordham University in New York City. Kristina was most recently performing as a member of the ballet company of the Metropolitan Opera as well as project based companies RudduR Dance under the direction of Christopher Rudd and Arch Dance under the direction of Jennifer Archibald among others. Ms. Zaidner has performed works by Alvin Ailey, Martha Graham, Paul Taylor, Jose Limón, Desmond Richardson, Ron K Brown, Darrell Moultrie, Darshan Singh Bhuller, Thang Dao, and Carolyn Dorfman among many others.
Kristina is currently a Modern dance teacher in the Professional Division of The Ailey School, a teaching artist for Arts in Education programs, the dance coordinator for Unity Stage – a youth musical theater program, and teaches master class series throughout New York City. Ms. Zaidner was the permanent demonstrator for Dudley Williams’ Graham technique class at The Ailey School and aims to preserve Mr. Williams’ philosophy of speaking through movement.