Bachelor of Fine Arts ~ Musical Theatre, with a Minor in Dance Performance
Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL
As a working actor, teacher and choreographer throughout Chicago for the past ten years, Ms. Kristine Burdi-Stickeny has such a love and drive for music theater and dance. Students (and teachers) find her classes to be very focused and professional, but also lots of fun!! She has performed with countless theaters throughout Chicago, including Metropolis PAC, Fox Valley Rep, Chicago Shakespeare and Circle Theatre. Kristine has had the opportunity to perform with Six Flags Great America, The Shedd Aquarium, Walt Disney World and Royal Caribbean as a Lead Singer.
Creative Dance and Movement are important aspects of early childhood development. Beyond the physical health benefits, participating in musical, kinesthetic and spatial activities can add to the development of cognitive, logical, social and emotional learning.
Ms. Burdi incorporates creative movement concepts, language and dance foundations into each enrichment class, allowing children to explore their kinesthetic abilities, balance and strength. Each class will focus on evolving and expanding their appropriate motor development while encouraging the children to become more aware of their environment, space, body relevance. They will also work together as a team to create simple routines using dance and play.
Creative Movement & Dance Teacher