Kristen Danga-Nihls is originally from Orchard Park, NY. and MAry Alice's Dance Studio. She graduated from the University at Buffalo in 2006, receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. After college, Kristen spent a year performing as a dancer with Princess Cruise Lines. She performed and traveled all over the Alaskan seas and Mexican Riviera. Next, Kristen made her way to Las Vegas, where she was a model and dancer for BEST Agency. She performed for various convention shows and corporate special events. In 2008, Kristen began performing in shows and parades at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. She had the great opportunity to perform in a promotional video for American Idol with Jordan Sparks in the fall of 2008. After performing, Kristen began working as a Maintenance Choreographer at Disney, where she teaches and critiques the parks’ entertainment offerings. She works closely with show directors and choreographers to help maintain the spirit and quality of the shows and parades on property. During the Christmas season of 2011, Kristen assisted choreographer Nick Demoura, who choreographed the Justin Bieber segment of the Christmas filming, which aired on ABC. Currently, Kristen is the Show Operations Director and Choreographer for an Orlando-based theatrical production company known as Mertz Productions. She is responsible for the operation of all entertainment processes including the appointment of talent, rehearsals, installment and the upkeep of current productions.