Krista Cardwell is an accomplished, performer, choreographer, adjudicator and teacher, with over 25 years in the industry. As a dancer she found her passion for the performing arts and always loved being on stage. Her career took her to industry events, dancing for young musical performers, as well as performing on television and awards shows such as the Juno awards. Her summers were spent in NYC dancing at conventions and at some of New York’s best dance studios. At a young age, she found her love for dance education and has never looked back. In 2016, Krista founded Ignite Dance Project, a Burlington, Ontario based boutique style dance studio. Ignite was a studio rooted in dance education, while maintaining a fun and healthy competitive environment for dancers. There, Krista offered dancers the opportunity to develop their own style and helped to guide them through their dance journey. As the studio owner and artistic director, Krista knows the work, training, and commitment, that goes into a competitive dance team. As a dance instructor and choreographer, Krista is best known for continuously striving to provide the best in dance education. She realizes the importance of preparing students for a career in dance and theatre. Her

students are continually recognized for their dance technique, cleanliness, and performance qualities. Her outstanding choreography has earned her the Overall Choreographer award at multiple competitions throughout her career. Krista’s students continuously earn top marks and overall titles such as Highest Mark of the Competition, as well as Dance Off Champions. Her students have also earned over $75,000 in cash awards, as well as countless

dance scholarships throughout North America and Europe. Many of her students have gone on to professional careers on stage and most recently Disney Cruise lines. She is so proud of all her students accomplishments. The future is so bright for young dancers! Krista is so excited to be able to share her passion and love for the arts. She hopes her wealth of knowledge will further the dancers success!