Kristin W. Smith

To say that dancing and teaching is literally in my blood is an understatement as I am the granddaughter of Shirley McPhail and the youngest daughter of Edwina McPhail Worley.  I began dancing at the age of three with Miss Trish… I mean, who didn’t?  Growing up, I was always following in Miss Trish and Miss Teresa’s shadow, and knew that one day, I wanted to teach just like them. Luckily, that dream came true!

 I graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Early Childhood Education.  After graduating, I taught 2nd grade in East Austin, and am now working at the studio and The Dancer’s Den full-time. I have such great passion learning the ropes of the family business, and can’t wait to start teaching the babies!

I LOVE my job and couldn’t ask for better bosses: my grandfather, Larry McPhail, and my mom, Edwina.  I am so blessed to be able to share my grandmother’s love of dance with children and in my Austin community!


Kristin is a member of TATD *Texas Association Teachers of Dance - Having passed her teaching test for Ballet in 2016.