Cristina was born in Boise and has received her training from the Ballet Idaho Academy. She has attended numerous summer programs including The Jillana School, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Ballet Chicago, and Boston Ballet. It was at the The Jillana School that Cristina first danced Serenade at the age of thirteen, a role she later danced with Ballet Idaho in their 2012/2013 season and 2013/2014 season. She also performed Who Cares?, another George Balanchine ballet, while at Boston Ballet during their 2014 summer intensive. She played Clara in Ballet Idaho’s
The Nutcracker for three years and has performed with the company in numerous other ballets including Swan Lake,
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Alice in Wonderland, and Rubies. Cristina is attending the Boise State University Honor College part-time and has been dancing with the Ballet Idaho since the 2014/2015 season
Sponsored for the 2016/17 season by Ryan Smith.