Kristi DeCaminada joined the SF Ballet School Faculty in 1995 and has been teaching at SF Ballet School for more than twenty years. Known as Miss Kristi to her students, she specializes in teaching children and currently teaches Pre-Ballet, Levels 1 and Level 2 and the summer ballet camp for children ages 4 to 12.
DeCaminada coaches children’s roles in San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker and also teaches the Nutcracker master class. She teaches and choreographs for San Francisco Ballet’s Family Connections, Let’s Dance!, SF Public Library, Westfield Center and Sensory Friendly workshops as well as the San Francisco Boys and Girls Club summer dance camp at San Francisco Ballet, and Stern Grove’s Kidstage. DeCaminada has taught for San Francisco Ballet Education & Training Department’s Community Scholarship Program, the Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco, the YMCA, Easter Seals, the Hills Project, and St. Lukes’s Pre-School as well as other children’s ballet programs.
DeCaminada began her training at San Francisco Ballet School in pre-ballet and went on to complete the School's entire course of study. She performed roles in San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, Coppelia, Cinderella, Midsummer Nights Dream, and other Company productions including Gala and Stern Grove. She continues to perform character roles in San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker.
DeCaminada earned her bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley as an alumni scholar with advanced studies specializing in education, teaching, and early childhood development.