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Kristin Arcidiacono

Senior Continuing Lecturer, Dance


Kristin Arcidiacono is a dancer, teacher, choreographer, and producer of dance. Kristin believes that learning to dance is imperative to health, joy, and the mind/body connection and has completed extensive research in recognizing dance as a positive instructional art form in the educational curriculum.

Professionally, Kristin performed and toured locally and internationally with several acclaimed Dance Companies including Jazz Unlimited and California Rhythm Project. She was featured in a German documentary on Jazz Dance, and has performed commercially in television and industrials, and traveled Europe as a quest artist with two LA based dance companies. Kristin has choreographed countless student performances for Dance Companies, High Schools, Community Colleges and at UCSD. She is also resident choreographer for full length Musical Theater Productions which have included Chicago, Rocky Horror Show and Cabaret at San Diego City College.

Kristin holds a BFA in Dance and an MA in Educational Leadership. She currently instructs Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Contemporary, and is currently on faculty at UCSD, SD City College and Grossmont College. She loves working with her students and sharing her passion for dance, and credits them for her inspiration and love for teaching!


MA Educational Leadership, Pt. Loma Nazarene University
BFA Dance, United States International University


Research Areas

Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theater, Tap Dance


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