KrisTina Decker

KrisTina Decker

KrisTina Decker

KrisTina Decker, Founder & Director – Teacher for Tap, Jazz, Ballet & Acrobatic

Already as 3-year old bundle of energy KrisTina started to sing and dance. She received a degree on the prestigious “School of Creative and Performing Arts” in Cincinnati/Ohio, where she studied the different styles and techniques of classical ballet (Royal Academy of Dance, Cecchetti Method, French School, Russian Technique and School of American Ballet).

In the age of 15 to 18 years she danced with the “Performing Arts Ballet Company”. She was the principal dancer in ballets like “Graduation Ball”, “Midsummer Night’s Eve”, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”, “Romeo and Juliet” and “Les Sylphides”. In this time she was one of twelve young Americans who received the national scholarship of the “National Foundation of the Advancements in the Arts”.

In the age of 17, KrisTina studied at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, from which she joined the “Cincinnati Ballet Company“. At the end of the first year she had to decide whether to become a ballerina in classical ballet or to become a musical performer. We all know how she decided, but she never lost her love for ballet.

With 18 years she performed in the US tour of “CATS”, later then in Vienna and Zurich. She played in “The King and I”, “My Fair Lady”, “West Side Story”, “The Boyfriend” and the European Premieres of “The Beauty and the Beast” and “Dance of the Vampires” at the Raimund Theater in Vienna.

She choreographed the 2001/01 Andrew Lloyd Webber Spectacular and at the Conservatory of the City of Vienna she choreographed the tap performances for “Me and My Gal” as well as “Linie 1” in the Theater Center Forum.

KrisTina enjoyed the pedagogical work for the Government of Lower Austria, where from 2000 till 2003 she led the annual productions of the “Kinder (Kids) Musical Company”.

In Autumn 2003 KrisTina opened her own ballet, musical and show dance school; the Broadway Connection – Vienna’s First Show School.

Every summer for a couple of weeks she returns back to her family in the U.S.A., where she hosts workshops in Cincinnati and New York City.

KrisTina continous her eduction, to ensure the healthiest, best and newest techniques in teaching dance.