Kristina Bernewitz was born in Schwerin (Mecklenburg) and trained as a stage dancer at the Palucca School in Dresden. This was followed by 18 years as a soloist in the Leipzig Ballet directed by choreographer Uwe Scholz. After finishing her active stage career, she completed additional studies to become a certified ballet teacher and was subsequently hired as a lecturer for classical dance, classical repertoire and dance performance at the Staatliche Ballettschule Berlin. Since March 2021, she has been appointed here as acting director of studies for the Bachelor’s program. Additionally, to managing rehearsals and preparing competitions, her work includes creating her own choreographies.