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Kristin Ide

Instructor: Ballet

Kristin Ide grew up on a farmstead southwest of Wahpeton, North Dakota. She began dancing at the age of 3 in her hometown where she attended ballet, jazz and modern dance classes. At age 11, she continued her studies in classical ballet, pointe and modern dance by traveling to Fergus Falls School of Dance, under the direction of Ramona Jacobs and Mary Pettit. She was soon recruited to teach creative movement and ballet I teen classes. During this time, Kristin also choreographed and performed in The Boyfriend, Oklahoma and other high school musicals in her hometown. Kristin moved to Fargo upon graduating from high school and attended MSUM, where she earned her BS in Art Education. At MSUM, she continued her dance education under Craig Ellingson, dancing and performing solo roles in dance production classes. Kristin began teaching elementary art in the Fargo Public Schools in 2002 and earned her Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction in 2010. She has also been teaching ballet and beginning tap classes in the community since 2012. Throughout her adult career, she has continued her dance training, attending adult ballet classes at Gasper’s School of Dance. Dance has always been a part of Kristin’s life. She believes that once you are a dancer, you are always a dancer and is thrilled to have the opportunity to share this passion for dancing at Gasper’s School of Dance. Kristin currently resides in Fargo with her husband, Paul Ide and her two beautiful daughters, Giselle and Amara.

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