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Kristin Bacon Trad

Kristin Bacon Trad received her training from the Joffrey Ballet, Boston Ballet, and the Houston Ballet Academy.  At the age of 17, she was asked to join the Houston Ballet as a company member.  Under the direction of Ben Stevenson, she enjoyed a fruitful career dancing many soloist and principal roles in works by choreographers such as Jiri Kylian, Margot Fonteyn, Paul Taylor, and Sir Kenneth MacMillan.  While enjoying a full performance schedule with the Houston Ballet, Kristin toured throughout Europe and China.  She also appeared in several film works for Danmarks Radio in Aarhus, Denmark.

In 1996, Kristin joined Oregon Ballet Theatre.  During her tenure with the company, she danced principal roles in The Nutcracker, Giselle, Romeo and Juliet, Serenade, and in Trey McIntyre’s Aliss in Wonderland to name a few.  After leaving OBT in 2003, she enjoyed dancing with the multi-media modern dance company, BodyVox.  Since 2003, Kristin has served on the faculty of the Jefferson Dance Program and for Elite Dance Studio, and was the founder and co-Artistic Director of Jefferson Dancers II.  Kristin teaches open classes for The Portland Ballet.