Flare Staff

All of the staff members at Flare have trained in dance throughout their lives and strive to pass on their passion of dance to their students. Each teacher has their own unique training and teaching style making Flare a well rounded studio. Our staff members continue to further their education by attending out-of-town and online trainings to give our students the best education possible. All of our staff is here to help you and your child be successful in their dance journey, so if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask! We want to make this a great experience for your family.

Krysta Shadish, Owner/Director

Krysta Shadish

Owner/Artistic Director


Krysta started Red Bluff Performing Arts Centre in 2014 after graduating with her B.A. in Musical Theatre from SJSU. She created Flare as a place where anyone can come together through performance art to thrive. Her favorite part of Flare is when she gets to watch her "nuggets" (aka - students) have a magic 'lightbulb' moment after months of hard work at something in class! Watching our students succeed and grow is simply the best! 

Lisa Flader-Sakuma

Lisa started teaching at Flare in 2014, specializing in classes for younger students and ballet. Throughout her years of being at Flare she has taught all ages (1.5+), ballet, tap, and lyrical. She graduated from CSU Chico with a double major in Liberal Studies, where she had the opportunity to work with a lot of elementary aged students. She loves teaching at Flare because it is not only a positive and supportive environment but all the teachers work on creating both strong dancers and well-rounded people.

Katie Lindsey

Katie started performing at the age of 4, participating in gymnastics, ballet, choir, band, and any acting opportunity her parents could find. After moving to Redding from the Bay Area at age 8, her focus changed to be fully dedicated to dance classes and ballet. She trained pre-professionally as a ballerina until injuries in both legs caused her to take a break at age 17. She performed on the SHS Dance Team throughout high school. In 2012 she performed in Shasta College's production of Legally Blonde: The Musical. She has been working in various roles at Flare since the studio opened in 2014.

Cloud Evangelista

Cloud has been dancing for over 15 years. They taught at Flare in 2014 before pursuing other dance opportunities, most notably, being a founding member of Formation Dance Company in Redding, CA. In their years as a dancer, they have trained and performed all over California in various shows and events, such as SF Pride in 2019, every FDC production from 2016-2019, as well as being featured as a back up dancer for various Redding drag queens. They are trained in all areas of dance, and they are deeply passionate about contemporary, tap, and hip hop. Cloud’s pronouns are they/them, and they hope to provide a safe, loving space for young queer dancers to live comfortably and fully in who they are. They are so excited to be a part of the Flare family again!

Cassidy Byrd

Cassidy is our main front office extraordinaire and works with new family registrations, helping you get signed up for classes, and answering any questions you might have about the studio. She has been working in the office since Fall of 2021 but has been a part of the Flare family for much longer than that. Her first daughter, Zuri, began classes in Fall of 2017 and since then her second daughter has started taking classes as well. Cassidy knows the ins and outs of the studio as both a parent and a staff member.