Kristin attempts to strike down her basic b!tch tendencies by accumulating tattoos and queer-adjacent clothing. She’s been said to be “so straight it hurts” but recently took it as a massive compliment when her sexual preferences were questioned. Her brand new husband isn’t sure how he feels about that. This Connecticut-born Girl Next Door™ is sweet as apple pie until she’s not. Top philosophies: kind is cool, femme is fierce, and kids > adults. In addition to dancing on stages, teaching dance in studios, and making more space for dance in the sports-centric hub of Boston, Kristin likes to party like a toddler with her niece Jamie and cry in the shower.
Kristin Wagner is a movement enthusiast living, learning and growing in the Greater Boston area. Since 2012, Kristin has been performing with a number of local contemporary dance theater companies and freelance choreographers, most notably: KAIROS Dance Theater, for whom she serves as Rehearsal Director and Principal Dancer, and Peter DiMuro/Public Displays of Motion. As “Decent Dance”, Kristin - with partner Tony Guglietti - creates accessible contemporary performance works that dabble in comedy, dramedy, and all things silly, sweet and true. Kristin also creates work independently and as part of “The Click”. For three years, Kristin served as the Creative Director of the self-founded and now disbanded Lady BOS Productions, through which she supported the development and sustainability of local, independent dance and performance art through fundraising consultation, production planning and performance opportunities. She has also implemented educational programming and structural administrative systems for a number of established and influential community dance institutions, most notably The Dance Complex. In her administrative work, Kristin is motivated by the mission to make the experience of movement more financially, emotionally, intellectually, and physically accessible for students, performers, and audiences alike. With a passion for supportive, rigorous, and eclectic dance education, Kristin has shared these philosophies and more with students ranging from youth to adult in competitive, pre-professional, and collegiate environments across Massachusetts. Kristin is a certified artist in the City of Boston, a RYT-200 yoga teacher, and holds a B.A. in Hospitality Administration with a minor in dance from Boston University (2012, summa cum laude). She has been awarded support for her work as a maker and producer from the New England Foundation for the Arts, the City of Boston, the Somerville Arts Council, the Brookline Commission for the Arts, MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program, and the Worcester Arts Council. In all that she does, Kristin is guided by the belief that authentic, uncensored movement can be a pathway for personal growth, authenticity, and healing. She is fiercely femme-focused and painfully Type A, plays mom to cat Lilah and puppy Lola, and inappropriately (but lovingly) inserts herself as co-parent to her niece and nephew, Jamie and Owen. Learn more at www.bodiesmoving.com, or visit Kristin on Instagram at @bodies_moving and @decentdance.
photo: Timothy Avery Photography