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Feb 3, 2013

Kristina is a young pianist and ballet dancer. She has tried to pursue both careers almost simultaneously. She started her piano studies already at the age of 4 at the Sibelius Academy with Eeva Sarmanto-Neuvonen, the Head of Piano Pedagogy, and continued with Dr Katarina Nummi-Kuisma in Helsinki, Finland. She continued playing piano under the supervision of Juilliard graduate Kimbal Callagher in New York.

Kristina started also ballet at the age of 4 at the National Opera Ballet School in Finland and continued her studies at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, as the youngest foreign student ever. She completed the Bolshoi Ballet Middle School in 2012 and was accepted at the Professional Bachelor of Arts Program as a top three student in her class, known for her perfect Russian technique.

At this point Kristina wanted to play more piano and she is currently studying piano on full-time basis. She has found two wonderful and experienced teachers in New York and made the permanent move from ballet to music, with the intention to continue her studies at the Juilliard in New York. Several years in Bolshoi has taught her determination, discipline, independence, and hard work, all of which will be needed in the field of music as well.

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