Kristen Weiser is originally from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She grew up dancing with the Pennsylvania Regional Ballet under the direction of Sandra Carlino. After high school, Kristen moved to New York City to attend The Julliard School. In 2004 she graduated with a BFA and immediately joined Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet. She danced for Cedar Lake for 5 years. In 2005 she received the Josephine Schwartz choreographic award for her work “Uakti”, set on the Pennsylvania Regional Ballet. In 2008 she received the National Choreographic Award for another work, also set on the Pennsylvania Regional Ballet (PRB). After finishing with Cedar Lake in the summer of 2009, Kristen was invited to go to Belgium to do a choreographic workshop with Sidi Larbi, a choreographer who worked with Cedar Lake. She guested with Cedar Lake in October for their season at the Joyce in New York before coming to CPAC to teach in 2009. In 2012, her latest piece for PRB was chosen to close the 2012 National Dance Festival in Montreal, Canada.