My name is Kristi Cole and I am a professional dancer, choreographer and Pilates instructor working and living in NYC.
Kristi Cole is a dancer and independent choreographer originally from Columbus, Ohio with a B.A. in Dance and Political Science (Magna Cum Laude, Honors) from the George Washington University (2013).
As a student, Kristi had the privilege of working with the Maida Withers Dance Construction Company and Vicky Shick in addition to choreographing and performing in the Capital Fringe Festival (2011). For her excellence as a performer, Kristi received the Elizabeth Burtner Theatre & Dance Award. Additionally, she received a Luther Rice Fellowship to conduct an independent dance research project, for which she was awarded first prize in the creative arts division.
Since moving to New York in 2013, Kristi has collaborated on both site specific and live works for stage, as well as film. She has had the pleasure of working with Donofrio Dance Company, under the direction of Taylor Donofrio (2014-present), Alexandra Pinel (2015), Lauren Beirne Dance Works (2015-2017), Georgina Bates’, Brick by Brick Dance Projects (2017-present) Amanda + James, directed by Amanda Hameline (September 2017- present), and Spaces of Fontana, directed by Evelyn Hoelscher (2018-present). Kristi stepped into the role of Rehearsal Director, with Amanda + James for the production, “Lazer Eyes”— a three part techno dance opera experience in October 2018.
“Do it with passion, or
not at all.”
- Rosa Nochette Carey
In addition to stage and site specific performance, Kristi has been featured in various dance film productions. The film, Unstoppable, (Georgina Bates) in which Kristi was a featured dancer, screened at Lincoln Center as part of the Dance on Camera Festival (2018) in addition to venues in Queens and Brooklyn.
Outside of dancing for various companies and freelancing, Kristi is currently pursuing her own choreographic endeavors in addition to teaching private Pilates sessions.
Kristi Cole Dance Reel 2018
Kristi Cole Professional Dance Reel
Amanda +James (Amanda Hameline)
Brick By Brick Dance Projects (Georgina Bates)
Donofrio Dance Company (Taylor Donofrio)
Lauren Beirne Dance Works
Maida Withers Dance Construction Company
Spaces of Fontana (Evelyn Hoelscher)
Kristi Cole Dance Reel (stage and improvisation)
Kristi Cole Professional Dance Reel, including stage and site specific performances, as well as solo improvisation.
Performance Footage Credits:
Brick By Brick Dance
Donofrio Dance Company
Lauren Beirne Dance Works
Spaces of Fontana
Music: Merci éclair by Stavroz
I do not own the rights to the music
Dance Film Credits:
LIKE GLASS- Donofrio Dance Company, Directed by Joanna Donofrio
“Change happens through movement and movement heals.”
— Joseph Pilates
Kristi received her full Pilates certification from Pilates Academy International at Pilates on Fifth in New York City in 2016 and has taught privates, duets and group classes to a wide range of populations.
Whether you are new to Pilates or if you have a longstanding practice, private sessions are a wonderful way to deepen and enhance your practice. Kristi offers customized private and duet sessions. Each session is tailored to help you meet your individual goals. Sessions may be done in your home (with or without equipment) or in a studio with Pilates equipment readily available.
*For all rate inquiries and bookings, please contact Kristi via the Contact page. Thank you!
“Every moment of our life can be the beginning of great things.”