Kristen Zimmerman began dancing at Encore at the age of 2.5. After graduating from Encore and Lancaster Catholic High School, she continued her education at Barry University in Miami, Florida where she graduated with honors receiving her degree in Elementary Education, with an ESOL Endorsement and a Minor in dance, with a focus on Latin and African dance. While in Miami, Kristen began her dance teaching career in a community outreach program for underprivileged youth. Kristen choreographed and performed in shows at the Jackie Gleason Theater as well as being the assistant producer/choreographer for her university’s musical of Pippin. Kristen has been teaching dance for 20 years, coached the Lancaster Catholic Dance Team for 10 years, has had many pieces of choreography in local shows.