Kristy Nilsson

Ballet and Jazz Instructor

Kristy Nilsson began her training with Victoria Vittum de Bethencourt and Gilbert Rome at Ballet Center of Houston. She was a Dance Pedagogy Honors student at University of Oklahoma, and graduated Cum Laude from Houston’s High School for the Performing & Visual Arts.  She later performed with Jill Eathrone Bahr’s Charleston Ballet Theater and Atlanta Ballet under the direction of Joh McFall in over seventy performances.

Ms. Nilsson has choreographed more than 100 concert works (including 9  full-length/narrative ballets) which have been performed by 28 companies in 11 states in the U.S. & Canada. Her choreography has won recognition from Regional Dance America, the Southeastern Regional Ballet Association and Dance Canvas – and she has created 5 works on the professional company, The Georgia Ballet.  “Miss Kristy” is a full-time ballet & modern dance instructor and has taught over 5,000 year-round students, with hundreds more at summer intensives and master classes.

Kristy is happily married to dance photographer, Scott Nilsson, a former dancer. She is delighted to be on faculty at Ballet Center of Houston, teaching alongside some of the very instructors who shaped her career and love for dance.