Creation & Concept Direction
For over 20 years, Krista Monson has molded her talents as well as the talents of those around her as Artistic Director, Writer and Stage Director and Choreographer.
Her work encompasses special events, music theater, circus arts, concert, fashion, large scale ceremonies and social action. From a blank page, she creates and develops concepts including brainstorming, ideation, moodboarding, storyboarding, pitching, selection of and collaboration with creative and technical teams, and stage direction. Krista’s background as an award-winning choreographer allows strong transitional flow resulting in dynamic, provoking, and impactful experiences.
At every step of the creative process, Krista highly values collective expertise and collaboration.
Discovering & Placing Talent
After piloting and developing the first delocalized casting office in the United States for Cirque du Soleil, Krista was accountable for the discovery and placement of hundreds of artists for all Cirque du Soleil resident shows. She gained a profound understanding and knowledge of the hundreds of acrobatic and artistic disciplines throughout the world. She also developed an ability to see into the souls of individual artists and expose their potential. Whether she is directing the final project or casting for clients, Monson understands the critical importance of recommending the right individual for the right role within the context of any given project in circus, dance, concert, or multi-disciplinary theater.
EMERGING ARTIST DEVELOPMENT
Inspiring Excellence in Artists
Krista Monson believes that each of us has an innate, unique, creative voice but that it can often be difficult to be fully confident with developing that unique voice as we look for work and engage in our careers . An emerging artist is on the brink of discovering that precious balance between celebrating his or her own artistic expression and being an interpreter of others’ work. Monson has over 20 years as a teacher, master class instructor, panelist, speaker and judge at colleges, universities, high school, and awards shows including emerging to international and elite levels.
In 2016, Krista partnered with Gina Pero, Performance and Life Coach, to present the Audition Manifesto, a workshop guiding emerging artists through the audition process.
In Real Life
Krista Monson brings a wealth of knowledge, inspiration, and insight when she speaks to artists, educators and businesses about creativity and the creative process. As a dynamic public speaker in English and French, she engages and relates to each side of the conversation as she shares her expertise and personal experience. She is guided by the strong belief that the creative process resides within all of us, no matter what our profession.