Kris Eitland is an award-winning arts journalist and has covered the dance/theater beat in San Diego for more than 10 years. She has published hundreds of reviews and features online and in print for Sandiegostory.com, ArtPulse’s Culture Buzz, Sandiego.com, Dance Magazine, Dance Teacher, Theatre Forum, San Diego CityBeat, and elsewhere. A native of Minnesota, she studied dance and choreography at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and San Diego State University. She also received a B.A. in journalism from San Diego State. Her writing career includes stints in public and commercial radio news production. She has served as a judge for the Young Choreographers Competition. She co-founded the arts website SanDiegoStory.com and serves on the board of the San Diego Press Club as vice president. She received excellence awards from the club in 2007 (first), 2009, and 201o (first). She received the first place award for reviews, and second and third for entertainment reporting in 2013.