Kristi Little is a critically acclaimed actress, choreographer, and model. She has a BFA degree in Acting and Dance from Ithaca College. She has done productions at Playhouse Square, the Cleveland Playhouse, Karamu, Beck, and Aurora Theaters. The Cleveland Plain Dealer has called her "a feast for the senses". She has also done various commercials and performances as an actor, choreographer and program director of teaching artists in Cleveland and New York City. She has been a guest artist and choreographer at her Alma mater Hathaway Brown School and has taught movement at the Fairmount Conservatory of Performing Arts. Kristi's favorite musical experience is working for a year as a solo singer/guitarist in NYC. She also taught music and gym to infants and toddlers in Manhattan. Her favorite random surprise was seeing herself on a billboard in Philadelphia! Her favorite musical memory is listening to records, playing "air piano" and lip syncing and dancing in the mirror with her brother Terrance and her sister Lisa. She was introduced to Music Together by her best friend Elaina and her toddlers Rio and Eve. She saw how great it was and had a blast singing the songs at home. She found that Music Together makes her more musical as well, and that is super fun and very rewarding. Kristi is from Cleveland Heights and is thrilled to be back in her hometown!
Nicknames: Kris, Kiki, The Bean (yep. a true bean lover since I was a babe), Toochie Wooch (Thanks Mom)
Birthday: October 6
Family: Mom and Dad Annie and Larry, Siblings Lisa, Terrance and Joe, Nieces and Nephews
Pets: My big pup Sasha
Instruments Played: Guitar and remember the recorder from elementary school?
Favorite Color: Green and Pink
Favorite Healthy Food: Fruit
Favorite Unhealthy Food: Cookies (In my Cookie Monster voice)
Favorite Music Together Song: Trot Old Joe, I've Been Working on the Railroad, All Around the Kitchen, The Riddle Song
Favorite Non-Music Together Song: So Many... Take Five by Al Jarreau, anything Dave Matthews, Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin and that Whip Ne-Ne song the kids love to dance to these days
If I could visit anywhere I would go... to the grand canyon (I like westerns), West Africa, and the Mediterranean
You would never guess this about me, but... I played basketball in school and we lost almost every game but I had a blast with my friends! Winning's overrated.
I love teaching Music Together because... I get to explore great music with my new buddies. I love to see the little ones grow physically and musically. I also love seeing the families grow together and also seeing the grown-ups get silly and have fun!