Kristie Latham studied at Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (1996–2004), The Rock School for Dance Education (2004–2009), and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School's graduate program (2010). She attended summer programs at American Ballet Theatre (2004, 2007), School of American Ballet (2005, 2006) and The Rock School for Dance Education (2008, 2009). She was a YAGP Top 12 finalist at the Youth America Grand Prix finals (2007) and was awarded a full scholarship to The Rock School for Dance Education (2004–2009).
Kristie's profressional experience began in 2010 at BalletMet Columbus. She appeared there as Maid in Dangerous Liaisons (David Nixon), Snowflake and Flower and Arabian attendant in The Nutcracker (Gerard Charles), ball guest and villager in Cinderella, and in Tigers and Water Lillies (Nai Ni Chen) and Play (Stanton Welch). Then, in 2011, Kristie moved to Ballet Memphis, where she appeared in the corps for The Little Prince (Julia Adams), Pork Songs (Trey McIntyre) and Cinderella (Steven MacMahon), and as Snowflake, Flower and Spanish Lead in The Nutcracker (Karl Condon).