Kristi Erker

Owner/Director.


Kristi has been dancing and performing since age 3. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Kristi studied all styles of dance at Horizons in Dance. When Kristi moved to Westchester, NY she continued to study Dance, Theatre and Voice while continuing to pursue her music and performing career.


Kristi feels honored to have had the opportunity to perform at NFL Superbowl XLI in Miami, BET’s 106 & Park, Blaze the Stage, Maxim Records Showcases, and NY Knicks Halftime at Madison Square Garden. Kristi began assisting and teaching dance at age 16 and never looked back.


Throughout her dance years, Kristi really found her love of Hip Hop, and started to take class at Broadway Dance Center in NYC from choreographers such as Luam, Rhapsody James, Jamie Jackson, Chio and more.​


Kristi continues to train at Spotlight when she hosts outside choreographers as she feels it is imperative to stay relevant and current and constantly be evolving.


After having the opportunity to teach at several studios, Kristi’s desire to create her own brand grew, which led to the opening of Spotlight Studios of Dance and Performing Arts. Kristi’s goal was to bring a completely different vibe to the local dance community by bringing in Industry Choreographers, step out of the box with an innovative approach to competing and performing, and giving her dancers more opportunity to grow and pursue their dreams. She is proud to say that she has done that since day one and continues to do so present day.

​Choreographing is Kristi’s true passion and she continues to push the envelope, push her creative limits, and push her dancers to be the best they can be. She is proud to have created a home for many talented dancers and instructors to come create, inspire, grow and work hard.