Kristen Faraclas completed her MA, Teaching Dance in the Professions: ABT Pedagogy, at New York University. She is an ABT® Certified Teacher who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 7 & Partnering. Before, she earned her BFA in Dance from Mercyhurst University, where she also danced for the Liturgical Dance Ensemble and SoMar Dance Works, a resident dance company. While at Mercyhurst, she studied abroad and performed in Norfolk, England, and Dungarvan, Ireland. Faraclas completed the Boston Ballet Adaptive Dance Teacher Training program and spent many years teaching dance to children and young adults with mental and physical disabilities. Kristen is currently a trainee with The Ballet Theatre of Maryland and teaches online and in the surrounding area.