2010-11 Luvabulls: Meet Kristina
Northern Illinois University
What does being a member of the Luvabulls mean to you?
It is so much fun pumping up the fans at the Chicago Bulls games, dancing with a group of girls who have all become my good friends, and being able to give back to the community through charity events. Most importantly to me, it is very rewarding to be in the position which allows me to be a role model to young girls.
How has your dancing experience led you to this point?
I’ve had a passion to dance since I was four years old. I have 19 years of dance training in various styles including jazz, hip hop, ballet, lyrical, pointe and modern dance. I danced on both my high school and university dance teams, danced and competed for a private dance company, and I also danced for eight years with a professional dance team, where we performed all over the world for military bases, corporate events, and festivals. Also, this summer I got to perform with our very own Luvabulls’ choreographer, Kim Tyler’s Christian dance company “ENDURE.”
What is your claim to fame—besides being a Luvabull?
While performing during a Christmas at a United States military base located in Japan, I got to celebrate Christmas with the men and women serving our country. I also got to play and read to the children at orphanages in Korea.
What people do you admire the most and how have they supported or inspired you as a dancer?
My entire family, especially my mom and dad! Their love and inspiration gives me the drive to always move forward and know that I can achieve anything that I put effort into.
What is your proudest accomplishment to date and where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Being given the opportunity to be able to dance throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and Mexico is a huge accomplishment. Ten years from now I hope to still be dancing strong, still be giving back to the community, and to be a wonderful wife and mother.