"I take great pleasure in recommending Kristy Nilsson as an innovative and very talented dance teacher... She taught master classes to my beginning, intermediate and advanced level students... I was astounded by her instant rapport with the students, her professionalism, and her dedication to dance education. Kristy demonstrates much strength as a teacher that far exceeds her peers. She quickly assesses the level of the group she is working with and instructs them based on their abilities. She speaks in a clear and precise manner, and she is always open to questions from her students. Kristy also gives positive feedback and corrections when necessary, and does so in a manner that leads the students to truly listen.
Whether teaching or choreographing, Kristy Nilsson displays an extraordinary gift in the art of dance. She would provide a meaningful experience to any group of dancers. Kristy is a pleasure to work with, and she would be an asset to any dance environment.”
~ Lisa Martin, Chairperson / Director of Dance, St. Pius X, Atlanta, Georgia
"Kristy runs a terrific classroom; and the kids are truly fond of her! We appreciate all her good work with our students."
~ Michele Ziemann-DeVos, Co-Artistic Director / Georgia Ballet (a professional company)
"It had long been a goal of mine to find just the right person to teach modern dance to my students. At last, after almost fifteen years of searching, I have accomplished that goal: Miss Kristy."
~ Kathy Thomas-Law, En Pointe School of Dance/Praise in Motion Dance Company - January 2006
"I have never met anyone like you in my life. Your patience with the children is amazing. You are so generous with your time and attention to them. Cameron absolutely LOVES you. She is happier just to be near you. I don’t know if you realize what you are creating for these children (and I’m not speaking of only my children). You are creating such positive associations and memories with dance. Their love for you will translate into a life-long love of dance. The light that you put into their hearts will glow forever. I am constantly amazed by you and I am so very appreciative of you. Congratulations on the wonderful “Nutcracker.” I know they will remember this time in their lives. I hope my girls will dance your steps for many years to come!"
~ Jennifer Silas (parent of Ms. Nilsson's Students, Jordan & Cameron "Cami Sue" Silas) - December 2004
"I enjoyed Miss Kristy's class so much. I am so impressed with her as a teacher.
She makes it so fun for the girls– I love how she can get them in order in a second!
~ Lisa Santiago (parent of Ms. Nilsson's Student Nina Santiago)
"Allison has learned so much this year. Kristy is a gifted and inspired teacher."
~ Fran Bell (parent of Ms. Nilsson's Student, Allison Bell)
"Kristy has given our girls so much time, energy and patience.
They love ballet – and that is a testament to her."
~ Lisa and Peter Aman (parents of Ms. Nilsson's Students, Rebecca and Jessica Aman)
"My four daughters love ballet now. They practice everywhere we go.
I know this is because of their new teacher, Kristy."
~ parent of Ms. Nilsson's Students, Addie, Eliza, Hannah & Isabelle Nanoum
"I can't believe how much the students have grown
in their knowledge and their abilities."
~ Ms. Julia Campbell (parent of Ms. Nilsson's Student, Lilliana)
"This isn't just a recital dance; this is art."
~ Ms. Cinda Jay Holt (studio owner and director of The Atlanta Dance Company)
referring to Ms. Nilsson's choreography for Spring End-of-the-Year Concerts
"I'm very happy Adina has her as her ballet teacher.
This year's company recital was really lovely."
~ Ms. Fran Strauss (parent of Ms. Nilsson's Student, Adina)
“Kristy is an excellent teacher.
Our students have improved tremendously with her help.
She is never afraid to try something new.”
~ Ms. Lorie Simon (school owner/Houston, Texas)
"We feel blessed to have Miss Kristy as Mackenzie's ballet teacher.
She is a wonderful example for her."
~ Ms. Tiffany Messick (parent of Ms. Nilsson's Student, MackKenzie)
"This has been a wonderful year for Sophia, and Miss Kristy has been such a part of it.
I have appreciated her sincere concern for Sophia's growth and development this year:
she has grown so much! She always talks about the next time she can be in a "big show".
We are so thankful for the impact she had on Sophia this year– she loves ballet."
~ Ms. Jennifer Blake (parent of Ms. Nilsson's Student, Sophia)
"I have enjoyed watching my girls' skills grow, along with their love for ballet. Miss Kristy is such an inspiration to them, and I appreciate all her tireless energy with them! We are grateful to have her as our teacher."
~ Ms. Jennifer Silas (mother of Ms. Nilsson's Students, Jordan & Cameron "Cami Sue" Silas) - 2005
Parents of Ms. Nilsson's Students
"Laine really enjoyed Kristy as a teacher."
"Kristy's class is the highlight of Sara's week!"
"Carlyle is in love with all things Ballet -
Kristy has definitely lit a little spark"
"Thank you for guiding my daughter through ballet this year.
She has loved coming to class."
From the Mouths of Babes (sic)
Students of Ms. Nilsson
"Miss Kristy – My Friend and Mentor"
"You are an awesome-plus, extra sweet and fun teacher!"
"You are such a beautiful dancer! You are an even better ballet teacher!"
"This is for you! Your (sic) the best teacher in the world. I made this for you! I love you."
"This year has been GREAT! I enjoyed having you as my ballet and modern teacher!
I would like to especially thank you for helping me on my dance for the 5th Grade Play.
You took your time to help me and I really appreciate that."
"You've shown me the wonder and beauty of dance throughout my stay as your student
and I am so thankful for that. I hope to spend many years enjoying what you have shown me."
Kristy Nilsson has been an Instructor & Choreographer for:
The Georgia Ballet Gwinnett Ballet Theatre Atlanta Dance Institute En Pointe
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