Cristen Skoglund grew up in Orange County, CA dancing at The Dance Spot. She attended The Orange County School of the Arts as a Commercial dancer and had the opportunity to train under a variety of professional dancers and master choreographers. While working towards her degree in psychology at the University of San Diego she founded, directed and choreographed for IMPACT Dance Company. Cristen grew up competing on a national level and had many performance opportunities including the 1993 Super Bowl Halftime Show with Michael Jackson as well as assisting in the 1998 Super Bowl Halftime Show with Queen Latifah and Boyz II Men. More recently she has performed in Arizona, San Francisco, Houston and Minneapolis as team member of the Super Bowl Pep Squad. She attended the world renowned Body Arts and Science Teacher Training Certification Program in Newport Beach, CA where she received her pilates certification. Currently, Cristen has returned to OCSA teaching Jazz and Musical Theatre Dance during the academic day, as well teaching Ballet for the International Dance Conservatory and Tap for Integrated Arts Conservatory. Last winter she joined the Yorba Linda Spotlight creative team as the choreographer for their production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.