Kristin Russel



Kristin began dancing just before she turned 3 and continued both competitively and later recreationally throughout her life finally finding a home at Studio 509 as a student in 2018. Kristin has taught dance, movement and fitness classes to students of all ages from 18 months through adults for more than 15 years. She is a licenced Zumba, Zumba Gold and Zumba Kids instructor and has experience teaching and training in many other styles of dance and fitness. Not only does Kristin love movement for herself, she truly believes that everybody can find joy & healing through movement and she enjoys helping others find that in themselves. When not in the studio, Kristin has an extensive career in special education holding several degrees in psychology, special education and educational leadership. She currently works as the Child Study Team Coordinator for a local Ed Services Commission. She resides in West Orange with her husband and two boys.