Kristi Capps is from North Carolina. Her ballet training includes the School of American Ballet, Harid Conservatory and North Carolina School of the Arts.While at NCSA, she was chosen to study and perform with the Hungarian State Ballet School in Budapest, Hungary. Upon her graduation, she was a member of the Atlanta Ballet for three seasons and then joined Cincinnati Ballet in 1996, where she rose quickly through the ranks to Principal. As a guest artist, she performed with many ballet companies and galas such as the International Ballet Festival of Miami, International Dance Festival in Vail, Colorado and Stars of American Ballet in Spain. Ms. Capps also danced as a Principal with the Chautauqua Ballet Company in New York under the direction of Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux. In 2007, she performed original works by Luca Veggetti at New York City’s Guggenheim Museum “Works in Process” series and in 2008, she performed the leading role in George Balanchine’s Chaconne with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Ms. Capps maintained a faculty position with the Otto M. Budig Academy of the Cincinnati Ballet. She held guest faculty positions at Midwest Ballet Theater, The Eric Kunzel School of Creative and Performing Arts and Northern Cincinnati Youth Ballet. She has also been a guest teacher at numerous ballet schools, colleges, and conservatories.