A gymnast as a child, an athlete in high school and a fitness competitor in her 20s, Kristie enrolled her daughter Asia, 7, and her sister in dance when they each turned two. As toddlers, both of her girls loved to entertain, loved music and were natural dancers. Now Asia would love a future in dance, whether it's on Broadway, on TV or in movies and Kristie says, "as long as she loves what she is doing, I will support her and hope she is the best." In fact the entire family supports Asia and they travel with her to competitions and even pitch in with the costumes. Kristie's advice to Asia in this competition is to always be herself on stage because her love of dance will shine through. Kristie also adds, "And never leave the stage thinking you could have done better!" If they win the $100,000 prize, Kristie says they would definitely share it with those who helped Asia along the way and would also save some for additional dance training. Kristie and Asia currently live in Corona, California.

About Kristie

What's your favorite style of dance to watch?
I enjoy and appreciate all styles of dance! Dance is such an amazing form of expression, so every style is great to watch.

What's your occupation?
I am a full-time mommy now and I love it.

What are your hobbies and interests besides dance?
My hobbies and interests are geared around dance...from theater, to concerts, to competitions, I love it all!

Would you call yourself a "Dance Mom," "stage mom" or "mom-manager"?
All of the above! I think you have to wear all the hats when you are serious about your daughter's future and want to guide your young child.

About Asia

What's your favorite style of dance to perform?
I love Jazz and Hip-Hop Funk. I feel free to express myself more through these styles.

What's your favorite style of dance to watch?
I love to watch all styles! I learn so much from each style.

Do you hope to be a professional dancer one day?
I know I will be a professional dancer one day.

If you don’t end up being a professional dancer, what other job would you like to have?
I would love to be a choreographer!

What's your favorite subject in school?
Art and Reading.

What's your favorite color?
Pink...of course.

What do you think you are learning about the most from this experience?
I am learning to be strong and focused, and to work hard every inch of the way!

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