Kristina Keener Ivy

Executive Director, Master Music Teacher, Dance Teacher, Musical Producer & Director

Is a professional performer and private instructor. She has won Best Theater Director in the USA in the American Prize National Competition multiple times. She has performed with various jazz bands, as a member of church worship teams, on three film soundtracks, and in numerous musical theater productions throughout the Southwest. She recorded a self-titled album in 2006 featuring some of her favorite jazz charts and show tunes. Some of her favorite past musical theater roles include Kate in “Kiss Me Kate” and Brenda in “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” both at the Covina Valley Playhouse, Miss Sandra in “All Shook Up” at The Candlelight Pavilion, Nancy in “Oliver!”, Sister Mary Amnesia in “Nunsense”, Adelaide in “Guys and Dolls”, and Dorabella in Mozart’’s “Cosi Fan Tutte” to name a few.

Her training is in opera, and she graduated Summa Cum Laude with Honors from Northern Arizona University with a BA in Operatic Performance and a second BA in Music Education. In addition to teaching private lessons in piano, voice and guitar for all ages, she has also worked as a musical director for over 100 local productions including Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, Seussical and High School Musical. She is looking forward to producing many more main stage productions and touring shows with Top Billing Entertainment.

She would like to thank Jesus for all the good gifts around us, her husband, David, for his unending love and patience, and her family, friends, and especially her students for their continued support.