Kristin McQuaid choreographs her way to TV.
Kristin McQuaid also has choreographed for FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance.”
From her unassuming south Tulsa dance studio, Kristin McQuaid might be training the next generation of stars. Ten girls ages 10-18 participate in Prestige Dance Company’s rigorous repertoire in hopes of studying dance in college or becoming professional dancers. A former pro herself, McQuaid left Los Angeles — where she still operates another dance company — for Tulsa in 2006, when her husband accepted a cardiology fellowship with Oklahoma State University Medical Center.
This month, see McQuaid on Season 6 of Lifetime’s reality show “Dance Moms.” She is the choreographer for Abby Lee Miller’s rival team.
“My favorite part of my job is creating,” McQuaid says. “You can just tell any story with movement.”