Kristina Riegle is quickly establishing herself as an exciting and engaging actor and singer. Her theatrical career includes appearances in A Little Night Music, South Pacific, Julius Caesar, Ragtime, Children of Eden, My Fair Lady, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and many others. Some of Kristina’s favorite opera roles performed include Ruggiero (Alcina), Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), Dorothée (Cendrillon), Jo March (Little Women), Mercédès (Carmen), and Olga (The Merry Widow). She has performed with The Kennedy Center, Washington National Opera, Resonance Works | Pittsburgh, The Encore Musical Theatre Company, St. Petersburg Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Flint Youth Theatre, Cape Cod Opera, Opera Providence, Fiddlehead Theatre Company, Boston Opera Collaborative, Reagle Musical Theatre, and Opera Boston.
Kristina’s 2019-20 performance season includes making her Meadow Brook Theatre debut as Mrs. Cratchit in the beloved holiday tradition, A Christmas Carol, and performing in Pagliacci with Michigan Opera Theatre.
Developing new work is a passion for Kristina. She has performed in numerous World Premieres including The Fall of the House of Usher by Molly Fox and Sarah Hirsch, A Fire in Water by Michael Oberhauser and Terry Johns, Christopher Theofanidis’ Virtue, and Soul Fight by Catherine O'Neill. She has collaborated in development workshops with such writers as Laurence O’Keefe, Nell Benjamin, Richard Evans, Charles Leipart, Meron Langsner, Silvia Graziano, Dan Shore, and many others.
Kristina holds a Master of Music degree from The Boston Conservatory and Bachelor degrees in Music and Biology from the College of Charleston. In 2017, she completed all three sessions of The Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM) Vocal Pedagogy Institute of Shenandoah University in functional pedagogy and styles for commercial singing. She has a private voice studio in Rochester Hills MI, and is the Acting and Voice teacher at Next Step Broadway Michigan. Kristina is also a Standardized Patient with Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine where she helps medical students hone their communication skills and physical examination techniques.
Kristina is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA); the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA); the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS); and the Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA). She belongs to Beyond Artists, a coalition of artists who donate a portion of their income to organizations bringing important issues to light. Kristina supports Michigan environmental/wildlife conservation and human service organizations such as Michigan Animal Rescue League (MARL); Bird Center of Washtenaw County; and Neighborhood House through her performances.