Kristin Taylor is a native of Durham, NC. She is a BFA graduate of the UNC School of the Arts. Ms. Taylor has trained at Jacobs Pillow, and on scholarship at the Lou Conte Dance Studios in Chicago. In New York, she apprenticed with Urban Bush Women, and worked with choreographers Nathan Trice, Bridget Moore, Christal Brown and Sidra Bell. Kristin has performed with Andrea Woods, Mexico City-based Tania Perez-Salas Compania de Danza, Juel Lane, Gaspard Louis, nosi DANCE theatre and created and performed works for Yuxtadanza Compania de Danza of Venezuela.
In 2013 Kristin performed with Helen Simoneau of Helen Simoneau Danse for the DANCE X Tour traveling to Montreal, Tokyo and Busan, South Korea. She has taught in UNCSA’s preparatory program, for the Festival of North Carolina Dance and also as a guest teacher at Enloe High School (Raleigh, NC), Durham School of the Arts and Tri-Cities Performing Arts School in Atlanta, GA. In 2011 Kristin was the High School choreographer for the Community Choral Project at UNC Chapel Hill and for the Glenwood Elementary award winning 5TH grade Show Choir. In 2012 Kristin choreographed works for the elementary students participating in Evening of Entertainment for Durham Public Schools.
Ms. Taylor is a proud recipient of the 2012 Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artist Grant to produce a concert of her latest works with her company KT COLLECTIVE. Currently, she is teaching at Riverside High School, Encore Academy of Dance and the Ballet School of Chapel Hill as well as pursuing her teaching license at North Carolina Central University.