Krisa Smith

Dance Director, Kearney School of Dance
“Ballerina and former Husker cheerleader”

Krisa Smith - Kearney's Dancing with the Stars 2

Krisa Smith started dancing at Kearney School of Dance at age 3, and today, she’s the school’s dance director. She started teaching at age 14, and went on to earn a degree in dance at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Krisa was also a member of the Husker Dance Team. Her most memorable dance achievement in her teaching career has been taking one of the school’s award-winning teams to national competition in Las Vegas and winning Best Precision. Krisa and her husband Ryan have twin three-year-olds: Braxton and Barrett.

Favorite dance style or step: Ballet or jazz

Least-favorite dance style or step: Hip-hop

Go-to dance “move”: Pirouette

Song that will get you on the dance floor: “Baby Got Back!”

Favorite dance partner: Husband Ryan or Shari Geiser and Megan Mitchell

Favorite Dancing with the Stars pro or star: Max and Derrek

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