Krista Nelson, a Bessie-Award winning dancer, performed throughout the world in the Merce Cunningham Dance Company until its closure in December 2011. She was the last dancer to be trained and selected by Merce to join the company. She has over ten years of extensive experience working with and teaching children. She holds a BFA in Dance with high honors from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and has recently attended Columbia University to study psychology through the Postbaccalaureate studies program. Krista will teach Pre-Ballet I and Pre-Ballet II classes at BSNY.