Krissie Odegard Geye
Krissie has been on staff for Goliard Concerts in New York City, The Ethnic Dance Theatre in St. Paul, MN, as well as clinician at the ATDI “Spirit of Tap” Conference and a faculty member for the New York City Public School system. For the past two years, she was given a grant to produce a full length work in Anita's Way in Times Square. She was selected to be a conference presenter at the International Dance Pedagogy Conference and Performance Festival at New Mexico State University in July 2017. She has also served master class clinician at the Big River Dance Festival in West Virginia. Her choreography has been selected for Jennifer Mueller's "Hatch" series in NYC, the Detroit Dance Festival, the Minnesota Fringe Festival, the Big River Dance Festival, The Exchange Choreography Festival in Tulsa, OK, the 2018 Spring Choreography Showcase at Peridance in NYC, and Dance Chicago. She was selected for National "Best Choreography" at Cathy Roe's Ultimate Dance National Finals in 2017, the recipient of the Choreography Award at Bella Moxi Convention, in 2016, and was selected as one of 3 National Choreography Competition winners sponsored by Ovation TV. She is the four-time recipient of a space in the Dance Chicago's "Choreographer's Showcase" performance, featuring the top choreographers from the Chicagoland area. This will be her fifth year as the Director of the National "Heart and Soul" Dance Company and her second year as the National “Elite Petite” Dance Company. She is currently the proud Owner and Artistic Director of the Dance and Music Academy in Chicago and the Co-Founder/Artistic Director of the Trifecta Dance Collective.