Date of birth: August 14, 1942
Career: Teacher at the Boston Ballet since 1985
Education: MM, Goddard College; BFA, Boston Conservatory
Kristin Beckwith, biography
Kristin Beckwith has been a member of the Boston Ballet School Faculty since 1985. Having taught a variety of classes in the intensive and non-intensive divisions, as well adult classes, she is currently teaching intermediate 2i and adult classes Monday through Friday.
Before coming to Boston Ballet she taught at Tufts University (1976-1986) and several private studios in the Boston area, finding some time for choreographing and performing as well.
Ms. Beckwith has a Bachelor’s degree in Dance from the Boston Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts, a Master’s degree in Dance History from Goddard College in Vermont and certification in Labanotation from the Dance Notation Bureau in New York City.
As a dance historian she has contributed four articles to "International Dictionary of Ballet," © 1993 by St. James Press, London: Nikolai Legat, Agrippina Vaganova, Flore et Zéphire, and The Little Humpbacked Horse.
Ms. Beckwith has three adult children and three grandchildren. She is married to composer Thomas Oboe Lee, with whom she has collaborated on a number of dance projects.