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Kristen Marshall was born in Plantation, Florida, and began her early training in Savannah, Georgia with Madeline Walker Ballet School under Gaye Baxley. In 2014, she began her career with Atlanta Ballet, where she danced as Rosita in Helen Pickett’s Camino Real and appeared in Bruce Wells’ Snow White, John McFall’s The Nutcracker, David Bintley’s Carmina Burana, George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante, Marius Petipa’s Paquita and Yuri Possokhov’s Firebird. Her favorite role has been the title character in John McFall’s The Sleeping Beauty with Atlanta Ballet 2 in 2016.
In 2017, Marshall joined the Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II Program where she had the opportunity to perform alongside the Company in productions such as Michael Pink’s The Nutcracker and Swan Lake. In 2018, she was promoted into the Company and has since performed in Michael Pink’s Dracula and Coppélia as well as contemporary works by Nicole Teague-Howell, Timothy O’Donnell, Enrico Morelli and Kenneth Tindall.