My service stands out because of the relationships that I have with my sudents. There is mutual respect, kindness and gratitude with each student and my students needs and goals are a priority along their fitness journey. The success of my students is very important and that they acheive their success through fun, good health and balance is my goal as an instructor, personal trainer and fitness guide.
I love every aspect of the work I do. I love meeting new students and learning along side each student as we discover the best path for their success. I enjoy watching each student meet their goals and finding new challenges to acheive and I enjoy being a part of each students continuing journey of good health and longevity long after they have met their initial goals.
I started taking ballet classes with Kristen as a complete beginner and she has gracefully guided me up to dancing on pointe. Her classes are focused and full of so much to learn, but she makes it seem easy with her clarity and incredibly warm and welcoming personality.
Kristen Darby has been my ballet instructor for a number of years—during this time I have been the beneficiary of her professionalism, skill, and love of dance. She is consistently supportive, patient, and encouraging. Her caring and joyous outlook compliments her rigorous training to the benefit of all of her students from very beginning to intermediate and advanced. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a dance instructor.
Kristen is an incredible teacher. Her ability to explain what she is teaching--no matter what your skill level or native language--is unparalleled. She is warm and joyful and a pure pleasure to be around. Her choreography and exercises are always interesting and creative--and easy to follow because they flow together so well. Be careful--once you've taken with her, you won't want any other teacher! She is just that good.
When I first work with a new student, it is important for me to listen to their needs, goals and what they would like to acheive through the process of learning. I will then work with my student to develop a course of action to achieve their goals.
I have a BFA in dance and extensive experience teaching Ballet, Pilates and Yoga. I also have over 25 years experience teaching and working individually with specialized fitness programs for populations that are 60 years and older and students working with injuries and body limitations. I currently work as a fitness coach and personal trainer along side the Pilates and Ballet classes that I teach at The Ballet Studio and Senior Yoga classes that I teach in the Seattle area.
My pricing depends on the needs of the student.
I got started teaching while in college as a natural progression with my training. I found my passion and have continued to teach, train and learn for over twenty five years.
I have worked with all types of students and all age ranges.
The advice I would give to a student looking to hire a teacher is make sure that the teacher listens to your goals and what you would like to gain from the classes. It is important that the student's instructor is working to meet the needs of their student and really listening to what the student wants to acheive from their lessons and training.