Meet Our Dance Stars

Our Dance Stars


Kristen-Leigh is 14 years old and attends Ignite Dance Company. Kristen-Leigh has danced since the age of 2 in all styles from ballet to hip hop. She was previously an associate at The Royal Ballet School, Covent Garden, London and as achieved titles such as All England Dance Champion and World champion at the Dance World cup 2023, where she was also selected as the England Captain.

Kristen has won the coveted Janet Cram Awards as the senior winner and also won a bursary award after being nominated by the ISTD.

Kristen’s professional credits include BAFTA award winning film ‘Everybody’s Talking about Jamie’

Netflix cinematic box office hit ‘Matilda- The Movie musical’ and Sky FX’s TV show ‘Breeders’.

In 2023, she was cast as Young Gina in Eastenders. 

Most recently Kristen-Leigh  was selected as a judge for BBC’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest after successfully representing Team UK’s entry with Freya Skye, for The Junior Eurovision in Armenia in 2022. 

Kristen’s favourite styles are hip hop, Jazz and contemporary.

She’s delighted to be chosen as a CYD star where she has the opportunity to train in a variety of styles and be given access to such incredible opportunities.