Kristi Burris

Audible Odyssey

Kristi is the Founder and Director of Dance Profusion Project, bringing master classes and workshops to her native state of Oklahoma. She has served as the Associate Director of BAM!, Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s performance ensemble that began in 2004 under the direction of Lane Alexander (where she started as a founding company member). In addition, she performed for 13 seasons with The Cartier Collective under the direction of Julie Cartier. Kristi has been a tap coach for the National tour of “Billy Elliot: The Musical” (Chicago), and performed at the Kennedy Center in their first full-length American tap concert with BAM!. Kristi has been on faculty at Rhythm World, Tap on Barcelona, and the Reus Tap Festival. In 2012, she was the recipient of a Neighborhood Arts Program grant from the City of Chicago for her after-school work with low-income schools.

Photo by Chris Ocken