Krista Degaetano has been dancing and performing since the age of three. She trained in Malta till 15 dancing ballet, jazz, hip hop and singing. She then formed part of a Theatre Company, M.A.D.C for 7 years performing at the National Theatre over 7 Musicals and Shows including GREECE, KISS ME KATE, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, SOUTH PACIFIC, WEST SIDE STORY, ALLS WELL THAT ENDS WELL, OTHELLO, MARRIAGE OF FIGARO as well as many National Pantomimes.
She then formed part of a Lyrical Contemporary Company, MOVING BODIES for two years were she performed and played principal roles in various productions around Malta.
Krista decided to train professionally in the U.K and got a scholarship at Body Work Dance Studios in Cambridge for 2 years were she trained in ballet, contemporary, jazz, tap and voice with famous artists such as Philip Foster, Theresa Kerr amongst others.
She then got accepted at one of the most prestigious Contemporary Dance Schools in Europe for three years, LABAN were she graduated with an (Hons) Degree in Contemporary Dance Theatre. She trained and performed professionally in London with established and famous artists such as Garry Lambert, Susan Sentler, Rosemary Brant, Kerry Nichols, Valerie Dunlop Preston Tom Dale and many others. She was also chosen by Shobana Jeyasingh (London Choreographer) to be part of the Olympic Handover event on St.Pauls Steps in London.
She trained in many Contemporary styles including Cunningham, Graham, Release, Limon, Contact Improvisation, Ballet and Choreography during her degree. Her choreographies were chosen to be performed at the Bonnie Bird in London and was also asked to choreograph for the Secretary General of the Queen of England’s Commonwealth of Nations.
She also choreographed and collaborated with Trinity of Music (London), Musicians and performed in various locations and for various events around London.
She has been in the U.A.E for over 2 years and has founded and directed Contemporary Dance Dubai (CDD). Her growing company includes instructing and training dancers in various Contemporary styles from foundation to Advanced levels, performing around Dubai as well as collaborating with professional artists in the U.K on various projects here and in London.
Krista’s instructing style is professional and disciplined obtaining amazing results from all her students of all levels. Some of the students she has trained have been accepted in prestigious Dance/Art Conservatoire’s in the U.K and America. She encourages dancers or dance lovers to try Contemporary as it provides an exciting and new way of moving which is entertaining, technical and full of life and keeps you strong, fit and agile.
Some of her advanced students have had the opportunity to perform at the Madinat Jumeirah Theatre as part of the Dubai Dance Festival, ‘The Fridge’, ‘Bastakiya’ as part of SIKKA.
Krista is in the process of putting up an epic production here collaborating with top U.K choreographers in aid of a Charity based here who support and save victims of Human Trafficking.
Her work and style will be taking her worldwide drawing on dance experience and performance and bringing it back to the U.A.E.