Kristen Grace is a hip hop and jazz funk instructor from with over 12 years experience in the south sound. An alumni of H2WHOA and the PLU dance program – she began her teaching career with Lakewood YMCA, Harbor Dance and Image Studio of Dance before settling in with Studio West Dance Academy in Olympia, WA. For the past 3 years, Kristen has been the acting director of The Beat Box: Hip Hop Dance Studio in Olympia, where she choreographs for senior and junior groups at The Beat Box (EDGE and Beat Box Juniors) and instructing beginning to advanced classes weekly. She also teaches Jazz Funk and Hip Hop at Belltown Dance Studio in Seattle and directs BellSquad, a training program and performance team at BDS. When she’s not in Olympia or Seattle – Kristen can be found dancing with Audacity Cru, coaching H2WHOA and teaching at various other schools and studios around the PNW. Kristen is extremely passionate about bringing new life into the dance community and building dancers into movers who have the skills and confidence to pursue their artistry in whatever capacity they choose.