kristi ann schopfer
Dance found me at an age long before I could intellectualize my attraction to the field. As a quiet and surprisingly shy child, dance offered an honest method to communicate. It provided a separate entity of myself and my world of which I could objectively analyze, comprehend, challenge, and improve. I am perpetually intrigued and motivated by the process, the gritty work of daily rehearsal, and the artists with whom I share these days. The accessibility of dances' physicality provokes a visceral response from the audience, uniting a spectrum of humans who may otherwise never interact outside of their usual circle. I take pride in bringing together these different worlds, and am drawn to artists and choreographers who do the same.
"I just don't know what we're going to do with you, young lady."
has been a NYC based Dance Artist since 2010, yet grooving since 3 years of age. She began her dance training in New Jersey at Dance World Academy and R.A.D. (Royal Academy of Dance). She then toured the east coast and on Carnival Cruise Lines with Connecticut-based Dance 10 Touring company, decked out in sequins performing Fossé inspired tap and jazz numbers. Kristi Ann received her BFA in Dance at The College at Brockport in 2010; where she met Rebecca Sproul Gushue and has danced for Gushue Moving Arts since 2007.
Kristi Ann is a CMG-Represented Stunt Performer, and has worked most recently with Kate Griffler, Jeff Shortt, Janis Brenner, Barkin/Selissen Project, and at STREB Lab for Action Mechanics.