Assistant Director

Kristen Cardinale

Kristen Cardinale graduated from Liberty University in 2010 with a B.A. in Theatre Performance. She began dancing at age five, studying a variety of dance genres throughout her training, including ballet, jazz, tap, modern, partnering, and pointe. She has trained with the Universal Ballet Academy, the American Ballet Theatre, and Virginia School of the Arts. Kristen has performed in several classical ballets including The Nutcracker (Clara, Snow Queen, Sugar Plum Fairy), Sleeping Beauty (Lilac Fairy), and Cinderella (Summer). She was also the lead role in several performances with Ecclesia, including Moses in “Deliver Us,” the Nazi Captain in “Hiding Place, the Story of Corrie ten Boom,” and the Father in “The Prodigal Son.” 
As an alumna, Kristen had been blessed with opportunities to choreograph Liberty University Theatre productions, including “Carousel” and “South Pacific”. She has also performed as a dancer with the Alluvion Stage Company in “Mary Poppins,” “The Little Mermaid,” and “Beauty and the Beast.” Kristen has been teaching for 4 years, and currently serves as the Assistant Director at ESA, Company Choreographer, and dancer in Ecclesia Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Company