Cristina Jasen was hired by Jiva in March 2015. As a dance artist in NYC, Cristina produced and presented choreographic work for eight years with funding and support from organizations such as Brooklyn Arts Council and New York Foundation for the Arts. Cristina was an artist-in-residence in Normandy, France in 2014. In addition to her work at Jiva, she is currently a youth educator and advisor in Brooklyn for the social service organization, Center for Family Life. Cristina is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College.