Kristi Lopez - Director
Kristi Lopez is director of the Sugar Dolls dance team. She is a nationally recognized coach and has been a professional dancer since the age of 13.
She currently is on the faculty of Walden Grove High School in Sahuarita, south of Tucson, where she is a dance teacher and is the head coach and choreographer for the school’s PAC Dance Team. The dance team, formed in 2011, has been a viral sensation on YouTube with its elaborate dance routines and staging. The team’s YouTube videos have generated more than 100 million views for their themed performances of Disney’s Pixar, the Wizard of Oz, Harry Potter, and the Marvel superheroes. The team has also made national network television appearances on America’s Got Talent and Good Morning America. Lopez will continue her duties at Walden Grove and the PAC Dance Team in addition to her role with the Sugar Dolls.
Lopez is originally from Southern California and grew up in Florida where she joined a professional ballet company at the age of 13. She moved to Arizona when her father, Andy Lopez, became the head coach of the Arizona Wildcats baseball team for the 2002 season. She graduated from Sabino High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona School of Dance.