Kristie Hagberg has been dancing on and off since age eight studying most notably classical ballet at the Academy of Classical Ballet. In her words, “I like to mix whimsy and darkness and would say my style is one that reflects that. I am trying desperately to increase my flexibility, love pointe work and am ever on the hunt for the perfect pointe shoe. Ballet is a big passion in my life. When I dance I am free, I am alive, I am whole, and I am finally happy”. When not taking ballet classes, Kristie is an accountant, loves hiking in the mountains, seeing live shows, and hanging out with her cat. This is Kristie's second season performing with Thrive Ballet.