Kristianne began her dance career training in classical ballet with Tanju Tuzer in Richardson, Texas. She then received a scholarship to the Houston Ballet Academy and began her professional career at the age of 15. Next she worked with Ballet Oklahoma and then moved to Dallas where she performed with Moonslice Dance Theatre and the Dance Consortium. In 1994, Kristianne moved to Arizona and was a principle performer with Center Dance Ensemble for 7 years, also functioning as an original member and rehearsal director for Scorpius Dance Theatre and Tribe Light Bizzare. She was the ballet instructor at Metropolitan Arts Institute for 4 years. She served as the Dance Department Chair from 2002-2004 as well as ballet and modern instructor at New School for the Arts & Academics. Kristianne became the first Ballet Mistress for Dupree Dance conducting master classes throughout the country in ballet, lyrical and modern in 2002. She was on the faculty at Scottsdale Community College, Destiny Dance International in Phoenix and Classic Image Dance in Mesa, Arizona.
Choreography residencies include Desert Vista, Dobson, Highland, McClintock, Red Mountain, Ironwood, Centennial, Central, and Mesa High Schools in Arizona. She also conducted master classes in Kansas, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Canada. Kristianne danced in two feature films, Tank Girl and Anastasia; performed in Glen Campbell Rhinestone Cowboy UK video and has also appeared in national commercials, infomercials and print ads for Pure Fitness, Michelob Ultra, Swab +, John Beck "Free and Clear" and many others. Kristianne is the proud mother of two and is currently the Dance Director at Lifesong Studio in Grapevine, TX. Kristianne is proud to be a long-time faculty member for Dupree Dance and is especially thankful to Kari & Zack and all of the amazing faculty for making Dupree Dance a one of a kind convention.