Curriculum Vitae


Kristine Bendul



Education / Professional Training


I began dancing with the New Jersey Ballet Company at 15 years old and I was selected to tour twice with the New York City Ballet Company to Taiwan and the USSR.


My professional dance career has continued up until the present, having successfully danced on Broadway, TV, film, in concert dance and in the Dancesport ballroom.



2010 - 2019 Peridance, New York, NY

1998 TVI Acting Studios, New York, NY

1996 - 2019 Broadway Dance Center, New York, NY

1990 - 2019 Steps on Broadway, New York, NY 

1988 -1990 New Jersey Ballet, West Orange, NJ

1988 Boston Ballet Summer Intensive, Boston, MA 

1987 -1988 School of American Ballet, New York, NY

1985 - 1988 Irine Fokine School of Ballet, Ridgewood, NJ



Teaching Experience - (* Denotes University/College Instruction)


* Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY SEPT 2020 - present

Adjunct Professor, Theatre Arts Daily Dance

  • Instruct Ballet, Jazz & Tap, to undergraduates averaging 13 students per semester

  • Choreograph online presentation for Dance Share presentation concluding each semester

  • Coordinate grading


*The Julliard School, New York, NY DEC 2019/JAN 2020

Guest Artist Instructor, Dance Division

  • Created 4 hour master series with my professional dance partner teaching our GENDER NEUTRAL approach to the partner dance HUSTLE averaging 20 students

  • “The Presentation” - Presented a swing dance workshop for Dance Division students and Julliard Jazz averaging 60


Los Angeles County High School for the Arts SEPT 2019

Guest Artist Instructor, Dance

  • Led a 2 hour GENDER NEUTRAL HUSTLE workshop with my professional dance partner averaging 40 students


* University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI OCT - NOV 2018

Guest Artist/Interim Professor, Musical Theatre

  • Taught Ballet, Musical Theatre Styles, Partnering to upper & under classmen averaging 40 students

  • Worked with the accompanists for Ballet I & Ballet III


Gibney 280 Broadway, New York, NY AUG - DEC 2019

Dance Instructor, Open Class

  • Taught GENDER NEUTRAL HUSTLE on a weekly basis with my professional dance partner


American Ballet Theatre, New York, NY 2017

Dance Instructor, Summer Intensive

  • Substitute instructor for the Musical Theater class


Disney Cruise Line, The Disney Magic May 2016

Ballroom Instructor, Trans-Atlantic Crossing

  • Foxtrot, rumba, waltz

  • Held an introductory demonstration + showcase

  • Guest interviewee on the ship’s television program


Miss Patti’s School of Dance, Midland Park, NJ 2015

Dance Instructor, Summer Intensive

  • Taught Broadway Theater Dance


Eglevsky Ballet, Bethpage, NY                 2015

Guest Artist Instructor, Summer Intensive Master Class

  • Taught musical theater dance

  • Participated in Q & A after classes


* Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA April 2015

Guest Artist Instructor, Master Class Workshop

  • Taught musical theater partnering & contemporary


‘Iolani School, Honolulu, HI January 2015

Guest Artist Instructor, Tam & Young - Visual & Performing Arts

  • Taught ballet, jazz and musical theater dance


* Elon University, New York, NY 2012

Guest Artist Instructor, The Full Voice Workshop NYC

  • Introduced compression and leverage technique in partnering

  • Taught original partnering choreography from several Broadway shows


Broadway Dance Center, New York, NY 2010

Guest Teacher, Master Partnering Class

  • Specified technique of tricks & lifts

  • Implement elements into choreography


* Oklahoma City University, New York, NY 2012/2013

Guest Artist Instructor, NYC Workshop

  • Taught partnering lifts & trick technique

  • Created choreography with those elements


Broadway Bound Kids Workshop, New York, NY 2013

Guest Artist Instructor, Master class

  • Taught music theater dance


Punahou, New York, NY     2012

Guest Artist Instructor, NYC Spring Workshop

  • Taught musical theater dance

  • Sole representative of the dance aspect of the workshop


New York Dance Machine, New Orleans, LO 2002

Dance Instructor, Touring Dance Workshop

  • Taught theater dance & jazz


Manhattan Dance Project, New York, NY 2001

Dance Instructor, Touring Dance Workshop

  • Taught theater dance & ballet


Kozlov Ballet Academy, Westwood, NJ 1995

Guest Dance Instructor, Summer Intensive

  • Taught lyrical jazz



Director/Choreographer - Professional Productions of Theatre / Film +


2020 Samson: The Wrestling Musical, “Remind Me Again” - Choreographer



2020 Music Video, “RUN” by Nainnoh  - Choreographer



2020 Livestream Benefit for Stonewall Inn, THE COLOR IZ - Writer/Director/ Choreographer



2020 Manhattan Chamber of Music an online celebration of Johann Brahms, LULLABY WALTZ - Director/Choreographer


2020 Short Film, “2 OF US “- Director/Choreographer/Filmographer

*Buddha International Film Festival - BEST CONCEPT AWARD

*Third Coast Film Festival - Official Selection


2020- present Developmental Lab NYC, THE REMARKABLE JOURNEY TO TIANGUO - Associate Choreographer


2020 International College of Musical Theatre NYC, REVIVAL THE SHOW - Director/Choreographer


2019 Broadway, Music Box Theatre, A CELEBRATION OF SONO OSATO - Lonely Town Pas De Deux


2019 Immersive NYC, THE COLOR IZ - Writer/Director/Choreographer


2019 Camp Broadway, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG - Director/Choreographer


2018-2019 Camp Broadway, THE NEXT STEP - Director/Choreographer


2018 Marymount Manhattan College - THEATRE SMASH - Assistant Choreographer


2018 Short Film, FOURTH POSITION - Choreographer


2018 Broadway Sacramento, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN - Assistant Choreographer & Tango Choreographer


2017 Broadway, GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Director/Choreographer: “Chorus Semper, Dance Forever”


2017 Broadway Barkada, NYC, LUMIPAD - Choreographer


2017 Dancers For Good, Hamptons, NY - DANCERS FOR GOOD - Choreographer


2017 Off-Broadway, York Theatre, NYC, MARRY HARRY - Assistant Choreographer


2016 Immersive NYC, FOR MADMEN ONLY - Choreographer


2016 Symphony Space, NYC, LUIGI... A BENEFIT-TRIBUTE CONCERT - Choreographer: “Summertime”


2016 Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS, BROADWAY BARES FIRE ISLAND - Choreographer: “Purple Rain”


2016 Dancers For Good, Hamptons, NY, DANCERS FOR GOOD - Choreographer


2016 Wisconsin University, Madison, WI, Wisconsin Singers’ LIVE IN LIVING COLOR - Assistant Choreographer


2016 Music Video, “SOMEBODY LOVES YOU” by JODI MCQUEEN - Choreographer


2015 Broadway Barkada, NYC, LUMIPAD - Choreographer


2015 AEA Industry Showcase, THE ART OF THE HUSTLE - Choreographer


2015 Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS, BROADWAY BARES FIRE ISLAND - Choreographer


2015 AEA Industry Showcase, QUESTION 1 - Choreographer


2015 Industry Showcase, BC BEAT - Choreographer


2013-2015 Broadway, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA - Assistant Choreographer & Partnering Consultant


2014 Pittsburg Civic Light Opera, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN - Tango Choreographer


2014 Dancers Responding to AIDS, FIRE ISLAND DANCE FESTIVAL - Répétiteur


2014 Broadway, EASTER BONNET - Director/Choreographer


2012 Westport Country Playhouse Gala, THE FULL MCNALLY: A Celebration of the Writing and Works of Terrence McNally - Choreographer


2008 Ballet Hispanico, DESTINO INCIERTO - Assistant Choreographer


2002 AEA Workshop, MANCINI PROJECT - Assistant Choreographer


2001 Sands Casino, Atlantic City, NJ, MANHATTAN MAGIC - Swing Choreographer





Performer - Professional Productions / Repertory


2020 Music Video, “RUN” by Nainnoh


2020 Music Video, “BILLIONAIRE COWBOY” by Tom Maioli


2019 Buglisi Dance Theatre, ODE TO THE PLANET AND HUMANITY - I Love You


2019 Broadway Music Box theatre, A CELEBRATION OF SONO OSATO  - Lonely Town Pas De Deux


2019 Carnegie Hall, LINK UP ORCHESTRA MOVES - Ballroom Feature


2019 92Y Lyric & Lyricists, LIVE & IN LIVING COLOR - Chase Brock Experience Dancer


2019 Dancers For Good, Hamptons, NY, DANCERS FOR GOOD - Répétiteur & Performer: “Adam, Eve & Steve’


2019 AEA Workshop, Project Springboard, THE QUIET WORLD - Ensemble


2018 Netflix, MODERN LOVE - “Take Me As I Am, Whoever I Am”




2018 Broadway Sacramento, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN - Olga Mara (Cyd Charisse Green Dress Role)


2017 Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS, GYPSY OF THE YEAR - “Chorus Semper, Dance Forever “


2017 Netflix, THE GET DOWN - Season 1 Episode 1 Hustle Dancer


2017 Music Video, “HIGH TIMES”  by Seth Walker


2017 Dancers For Good, Hamptons, NY, DANCERS FOR GOOD - “Say The Words”




2016 Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS, BROADWAY BARES FIRE ISLAND - “Purple Rain”


2016 Dancers For Good, Hamptons, NY, DANCERS FOR GOOD - “Call My Name”


2016 Broadway Asia Workshop, GOLDEN LOTUS - “Snow Blossom”


2016 City Center Encores!, DO I HEAR A WALTZ - Ensemble


2015 Showtime, NURSE JACKIE - “I Say A Little Prayer” Times Square Yogi


2015 BC Beat, NYC, BC BEAT - “Call My Name”


2015 Sloan Kettering, VISIBLE INK - “Philemon & Baucis”


2015 2nd Stage NYC, THE WAY WE GET BY - JoAnn Hunter’s “Brave”


2013-2015 Broadway, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA - Original Cast


2014 Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS, FIRE ISLAND DANCE FESTIVAL 20TH ANNIVERSARY - Répétiteur & Performer: “Adam, Eve & Steve”


2014 Broadway, EASTER BONNET - Répétiteur & Performer: “Victor Victoria”


2013 University of Michigan in collaboration with Graham Russell of AIR SUPPLY, DANCE WITH ME - Principal Dancer


2013 ABC, Tony Awards, CINDERELLA


2013 ABC, LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL - Cinderella


2013 CBS, DAVID LETTERMAN - Cinderella “10 Minutes Ago”


2013 NY Dance Alliance Gala, BRIGHT LIGHTS SHINING STARS - Performer


2011-2014 Ron De Jesus Dance, Principal Dancer

“B-SUITES“ - DANCE FOR LIFE Palm Springs, CA, Annenberg Theatre “B-SUITES“ - DANCE FOR LIFE Chicago, Il, Roosevelt University  Auditorium Theatre,  

“HYPER HUMAN" - Chicago, Il, Ruth Page Center for the Arts

“B-SUITES” - Chicago, Il, Joffrey Studio Showing


2012 NBC, SMASH - Season 1 “Workshop Dancer”


2012 CBS, DAVID LETTERMAN - “It’s Raining Men”


2012 Industrial, MATRIX RAW - Dancer


2012 American Dance Machine, “SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE” from CONTACT


2012 Industry Showcase, SECONDARY IMPACT - Dancer


2012 AEA Workshop, CINDERELLA - Assistant Choreographer/Dance Captain


2011 North Shore Music Theatre, TARZAN - Dance Captain, Ensemble


2011 Papermill Playhouse, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM - Tintinabula / Dance Captain


2010 AEA Workshop, CHIX 6 - “Lightning Girl”


2010 Niles Creative Group, COMCAST HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR - Swing Dancer


2010 CBS, THE TONY AWARDS - Come Fly Away


2009-2010 Broadway, COME FLY AWAY - Original Cast, Matinee Lead, “Slim” & “Kate”


2009 Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA, COME FLY WITH ME - “Kate” Standby


2009 FIFA, WORLD CUP - Broadway Dancer


2009 NC Theatre, MISS SAIGON - “Yvonne”


2009 City Center Encores!, ON THE TOWN - Ensemble


2009 Music Video, “SAND TO THE BEACH” by CK - Lindy Hop Feature


2009 Industry Showing NYC, EVE’S TURN - “Eve 40’s”


2009 Fringe Festival NYC, SCANDALOUS PEOPLE - “Francene”


2009 Broadway, The Actors Fund NYC, CHANCE & CHEMISTRY - Lindy Hop Feature


2009 ABC, THE ACADEMY AWARDS - “The Musical Is Back”


2008 Lincoln Center Live on PBS, CAMELOT - Ensemble


2008-2010 M Stuart Dance Theatre, ADHESION / RED ROOSTER - Principal Dancer


2008 MUNY, MISS SAIGON - “Yvonne”


2008 Shakespeare Theatre Company’s A NIGHT IN VERONA, Harman Center for the Arts, Washington DC, WEST SIDE STORY - “Anita”


2007 Fox Theatre (Atlanta, GA) & Wolf Trap Theatre (Fairfax, VA), WEST SIDE STORY - Teresita


2004-2007 Broadway & 1st National Tour, MOVIN’ OUT - Mulberry St Feature


2003 Westchester Broadway Theatre, SWING! - West Coast & Country Feature


2003 Paramount Pictures, MARCI X - Dancer


2003 City Center Encores!, NO STRINGS - Ensemble


2003 Broadway, MAN OF LA MANCHA - Vacation Swing


2003 AEA Workshop, NEVER GONNA DANCE - Ensemble


2002 City Center Encores!, GOLDEN BOY - Ensemble


2000 ABC, THE VIEW - Swing Dance Specialist


2000 NBC, THE ROSIE O’DONNELL SHOW - Recurring Performer


1999-2001 Broadway, SWING! - Original Cast, u/s & danced all Features


1999 Warner Brothers Label, TERI DEXTER “Better Than Me” tour- Back-up Dancer


1999 AEA Workshop, SWING! - Understudy of all Features


1998 Music Video, “TOUCH ME” by Solo - Red dress feature


1998 MTV, THE DAILY BURN - Burn Squad Principal


1998-1999 Broadway, ON THE TOWN - Original Cast, Lonely Town Pas De Deux


1996-1998 Broadway, THE KING & I - Gold Ballet Solo, u/s & danced Angel George


1996 City Center Encores!, ONE TOUCH OF VENUS - Ensemble


1995 Wolfgang Bocksch Prod. European Tour, WEST SIDE STORY - Teresita


1994 Jean Ann Ryan Prod., QE2 & MS SAGAFJORD- Adage Lead


1993-1994 Regional, Kissimmee, FL, CAPONE’S - “Twinkles”


1991-1993 Walt Disney World, EPCOT CENTER: A CELEBRATION OF NATIONS - World Dancer

1991 USSR Tour- Kremlin, Palace of the Congresses, STARS OF THE AMERICAN BALLET - NJ Ballet Company


1990 FOX, HOME IMPROVEMENT - Tool Time Girl


1989 Taiwan Tour- National Chiang Kai Shek National Theatre, KOZLOV & FRIENDS - NJ Ballet Company






Professional Affiliations / Social Impact / Unions


Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative (SIGBI), 2020


Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS (BC-EFA), 1996-Present


Dancers For Good (DFG), 2016, ’17, ’19


Broadway Barkada, 2016 & ’17


Dancers Responding to AIDS (DRA), 1997 & 2014


The Actors Fund, October 2009


Career Transition For Dancers (CTFD), 2002


Actors Equity Association (AEA) - since 1996


Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television & Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) - since 1996




Cancelled due to CoVid

Jacob’s Pillow Pillow Party: Hustle March 2020

Inside/Out Series Summer 2020

La Guardia Performing Arts NuVu Dance Festival April 2020


Broadway Ballet Hero Awards Paul Taylor Dance Co. March 2020


Brooklyn Museum’s STUDIO 54 Night Magic March 2020




Publications / Presentations / Invited Panels & Interviews


Dance Educators of Canada, “Ageism in Dance,“ Anchor FM podcast, January 4, 2021.


Dance for Pride 2020, Panelist/Ballroom Instructor, Friday June 19, 2020.


Sandi Klein Show, Conversations With Creative Women, October 25, 2016.


Noodles Needs A Nap, Author & Illustrator, Balboa Press Publishing, 2016., “Gypsy of the Month,” May 2, 2010.




Honors and Awards


Buddha International Film Festival 2020

Best Concept Award Winner



Third Coast Dance Film Festival 2020

Official Selection



The Actors Fund Professional Development Grant 2019

Scholarship grant for continued education


LA Hustle Congress 2019

1st Place Pro Jack & Jill Medley


Disco America 2016

1st Place Pro Dance Off


Hustle Your Game 2016

1st Place Hustle


International Hustle & Salsa Congress 2015

1st Place Pro-Cabaret


Tam and Young Chair Recipient 2015

Grant for visiting guest artist to teach at the ‘Iolani School

(A private coeducational college preparatory school in Honolulu, HI)


Helen Hayes Nomination 2005

Outstanding Supporting Performer, Non-resident Production

Movin’ Out, the National Theatre, Washington, D. C.


North Atlantic Dance Championships                 2003

1st Place Pro Cabaret


Gypsy of the Year     1996

Virginia Theatre, NYC

The King & I


National Society of Arts & Letters     1989

New Jersey Chapter Winner

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