Kristine Padgett was born in Littleton, Colorado and began dancing at the age of three. At eleven years old, she started training professionally at the Academy of Colorado Ballet under Elizabeth Shipiatsky. From 2006 to 2014, Ms. Padgett attended summer intensives and school training programs all over the world including American Ballet Theater in New York City, the Royal Ballet School in Richmond, England, and Bolshoi Ballet Summer Intensive in New York City. In 2011, Ms. Padgett won a full scholarship to perform at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy’s spring gala in Moscow, Russia and then attended year round for the 2012-2013 school year. While in Russia, Ms. Padgett trained under Irina Sirova, and had the opportunity to perform in many productions including soloist roles in La Fille Mal Gardee, The Nutcracker
, and several character dances. Ms. Padgett returned to Colorado Ballet as a studio company member in 2013 and has danced in many of their productions. This will be Ms. Padgett’s second season as a company member.