First learning the basics in bellydance in Richmond, Krystina then went on to learn her art with Josephine Wise in North London and became a member of the Masriat Dance Company. Having travelled regularly to Egypt, Krystina has had the advantage of advanced training with the top teachers/dancers and choreographers of which there are far too many to mention. Krystina says "I think I will always consider myself a student, as there is always something new to learn in this dance."
Gaining her teaching diploma in 2002 with JWAAD (Josephine Wise Academy of Arabic Dance), Krystina is now also one of the tutors on the teacher training course. Krystina believes this dance can offer something to every woman whatever their age, shape or size. Contrary to popular belief, Bellydance is a full body workout, toning all parts of the body including the legs, arms, back and internal muscles which support the vital organs. Its uniqueness is that it also encourages emotional self expression and a positive body image. Krystina prefers the Egyptian style of bellydance with its upright and powerful, elegant technique, which encourages good posture, balance and grace.
A generous, encouraging and a patient teacher, Krystina says that, “in learning this dance, it has allowed me to express who I really am. I have an immense sense of emotional freedom when both dancing and teaching. It has taught me more than just a dance. It has empowered me to fully live my life. I so enjoy teaching and seeing my student’s blossom and discover their own inner power and confidence.” Krystina’s enthusiasm and passion for bellydance spills over to her students who find the classes fun, friendly and supportive. Working closely within the community and fund-raising for local charities and schools, Krystina continues to spread the joy and happiness this dance form brings to everyone who experience it.