KRISTINE COVILLO holds a BFA degree with Honors in Dance from The Ailey School/Fordham University. She began her NYC dance career with BALLET HISPANICO of NY, where she was a company member and teacher. Additionally, she toured internationally as a soloist dancer with TANIA PEREZ-SALAS COMPANIA de DANZA of Mexico. Kristine was a member of the world famous NYC ROCKETTES, performing at Radio City Music Hall and in the MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE.
On Broadway, Kristine has appeared in the original casts of the Broadway revivals of WEST SIDE STORY, ON THE TOWN and EVITA (with Ricky Martin). Further stage credits include performing at THE PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE, THE ST. LOUIS MUNY, THE KENNEDY CENTER, NY CITY CENTER, THE JOYCE THEATRE, THE CAPE PLAYHOUSE and the LA SCALA OPERA HOUSE, in Milan.
Besides performing live on stage, Kristine has made numerous television appearances including recurring roles as a principal dancer in the 1st season of the hit NBC show SMASH and in the Italian TV show AMICI. She has performed many times at the TONY AWARDS, including the 2011 and 2013 opening numbers with Neil Patrick Harris. She also has been featured as a nurse in a national commercial for the company, SONOSITE.
Kristine has taught masterclasses at many prestigious institutions in NYC including BROADWAY DANCE CENTER, STEPS on Broadway and NYU.
She has served on the National Board of Governors of The American Guild of Musical Artistis- the union representing dance companies and operas. Other boards she serves on are Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre's board and The Irish Arts Center's board. She is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Nonprofit Management at Columbia University.