Kristine founded The Theatre Arts Center in Bucks County in 1985 to prepare young actors for professional theatre. Additionally, she served three years as Director of the Times Square Bid Kidz in Manhattan, a performance ensemble that entertained at various Times Square Broadway events. She has taught at North Carolina School of the Arts and throughout the U.S., as well as workshops in London. Her own training began studying with Uta Hagen at H.B. Studios and at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts for Drama. As a dancer and choreographer, she studied with Phil Black, Matt Mattox, Gus Giordano and toured with the American Ballet Theatre.
Kristine teaches musical theater, ballet and mini musical theater as well as the performance companies and loves sharing Broadway melodies with her students!
Kristine’s career in show business spans the gamut. Her professional theatre credits are extensive and her work has appeared in national tours, summer stock, regional theatres, dinner theatres, and cabaret rooms throughout the U.S.
A partner in Lewis & Fox Casting, she is a member of the Casting Society of America (CSA). Along with Jamie Fox, she cast a recent regional production of the new play, RACHEL & JULIO, Madison Theatre (w/UGLY BETTY’S Tony Plana and Broadway’s Liz Larsen). Other New York casting credits include: THE MAGDALENE (w/ famed director, Richard Maltby as creative consultant); a special presentation of Stephen Sondheim’s never-before-staged, EVENING PRIMROSE, (w/Candice Bergen), directed by Tony Walton; the Westport Playhouse production of VIGIL (w/ Timothy Busfield and theatre veteran, Helen Stenborg) followed by the off-Broadway production (w/Malcolm Gets); the off-Broadway thriller, MINDGAME (w/ Keith Carradine) directed by legendary film director, Ken Russell; BURLEIGH GRIME$ (w/ Wendie Malick); MEDEA IN JERUSALEM; IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE MURDER (an unusual black and white show) and THE MOST HAPPY FELLA (which she also directed). Regional productions include: FLIGHTS OF ANGELS; THE KID FROM BROOKLYN and, in development, the Sherman Brother’s musical MERRY-GO-ROUND, starring Florence Henderson. She has cast dozens readings including TIMOR MORTIS (w/ John Heard), MODERN MAN (w/ Maxwell Caulfield) and THE 5000 FINGERS OF DR. T. (w/ Eric McCormack). Live events work includes celebrity casting for the Olympic Torch Services.
Film casting credits include the recent noir short HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO and the coming-of-age story, BOMBSHELL. Features: AFRICAN GOTHIC (w/all South African cast), VIVALDI (w/ Alfred Molina, Claire Foy, Jacqueline Bissett, Neve Campbell), THE ROAD TO CAPRI (w/Virginia Madsen, Kevin Zegers), the award winning, OPEN AIR (w/ Lynn Cohen) and Sundance Selection, LOVE LUDLOW (w/ SEX AND THE CITY’S David Eigenberg, and Alicia Goranson).
Other credits include: E-DAY with Chevy Chase (film short for NY Comedy Film Festival); PET THE GOAT, CHAINING THE HUDSON (Docudrama); BIKER BILLY (TV pilot); music videos, commercials (including PSA w/ Kevin Bacon and Andrea McCardle) and industrials.
As a theatrical producer, Kristine worked with one of the most prolific songwriting teams, Richard and Robert Sherman (MARY POPPINS, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BAND, JUNGLE BOOK +) when she and her producing partners undertook a revival of the brother’s show BUSKER ALLEY, starring Jim Dale.
Additionally, Kristine was managing producer on BURLEIGH GRIME$, associate producer on the NY production of VIGIL, and on Broadway’s ENCHANTED APRIL. She has produced numerous stage productions in Bucks County, including TAC favorite, THAT’S WHAT KIDS DO!
Kristine has directed shows too numerous to mention. Among the names, she has directed, William Conrad, Lucy Arnez, Andrea McArdle and many others. Her creative staging of FIORELLO at the Players Club in New York was hailed by the show’s writer Sheldon Harnick. Additionally, she has directed well as over 200 children’s shows in Bucks County.