Krista Johnson

Krista J.

Renton, WA

Lesson Details



Krista delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 23

Teaching since:
June 2006

Hello! Thanks for checking out my page! My name is Krista, and I'm a musical theatre actress and teacher. I grew up in Renton and attended the University of Washington, where I earned my BA in Theatre and a minor in Education. Since then, I have gone on to perform in many of Seattle's best theatres, including Seattle Musical Theatre, Lyric Light Opera, At the Ridge Theatre, Second Story Repertory, and The 5th Avenue. I love performing and believe that there is nothing like being onstage and making an audience feel something through your performance!

I have been teaching for many years at various theatre intensives and summer camps and currently teach dance, acting, and voice at two schools in the Renton area. I love people and love interacting with all ages! It is a joy to be able to pass on skills that bring me so much happiness to those who are younger or just entering the exciting world of performance! I especially enjoy doing one-on-one audition prep to make sure that that monologue or song you are going to try out with is in solid shape!

Please contact me to let me know what kind of training you are looking for (whether it be a focus on dance, audition prep, voice, etc.), and we can talk about what our lessons would entail and how I could help to best meet your interests. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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Jan 2014 - Present
Cedar River Montessorri School

-Teach music and dance enrichment classes for children ages 3-6, middle school choir class, and private voice lessons for all ages
-Plan fun and interactive lessons, games, songs, and dances for all classes

Sep 2013 - Present
Blue Dog Dance

-Plan music and dance lessons appropriate for various age groups
-Choreograph dances
-Teach children, ages 3-18, about music, dance, and musical theatre

Jun 2001 - Present
Seattle Musical Theatre, SecondStory Repertory Theatre, At the Ridge Theatre, Lyric Light Opera, Village Theatre

-Perform at various theatres around the Seattle area

Assistant Director
Sep 2010 - Nov 2010
Kentridge High School Players

-Assisted in the direction of LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL by working and perfecting scenes and choreography with the students
-Worked one-on-one with students on character development and giving a more compelling performance

Camp Teacher
Jun 2001 - Aug 2008
At the Ridge Summer Theatre

-Trained kids, ages 5-17, in musical theatre-style dance, acting, and voice

Jan 2007 - Mar 2008
5th Avenue Theatre

-Performed as part of the ensemble in HELLO, DOLLY! and MAME.


Bachelor of the Arts in Drama
Sep 2006 - Apr 2010
University of Washington


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Playing Anne Dindon in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at SecondStory Repertory Theatre

Photo by Krista J.

Photo shoot for a local brand
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6 Reviews

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Josie Mar 31, 2017
Acting · In home

She is so awesome!

Makaiel H. Jul 27, 2016
Singing · In studio

It was a great first experience. Great instructor.

Gene M. Jun 29, 2016
Tap Dance · In home

First lesson went great. I was a little nervous and couldn't get my questions together that well but Krista was understanding and I learned some things I went home and began to work on. Looking forward for my next lesson.

Axel S. Jan 8, 2016
Acting · In home

Krista is very sweet and easy to work with. My child liked her very much.

Han N. Dec 14, 2015
Singing · In studio

We recommend to others friends and students looking for a singing teacher for their child. Krista was always on time to all lessons, very accommodating to changes in schedule and very personable with my daughter!

Hayley S. May 15, 2015
Singing · In studio

Krista is very positive, helpful and encouraging. I only had one lesson so far but I feel she is a great fit.

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