Kirsten studied dance at Pacific Dance Arts, Goh Ballet Academy, Modus Operandi Contemporary Training Program and received scholarships to train at American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, & Banff Centre for the Performing Arts. Awards include; the Vancouver Foundation Arts Study Award, the Vancouver Ballet Society’s Memorial Scholarship, the Mary Day Artistry Award and the 2020 Choreographic Award at The YAGP Finals.
She has danced with The Washington Ballet Company, Alonzo King’s Choreographic Workshop, and has choreographed independent works for Dances for a Small Stage, the Dance Deck Series, Arts Umbrella, Goh Ballet, Lamon Dance, Dancing on the Edge Festival, and Move: The Company.
Kirsten is in her 7th Season with Ballet BC and has danced works by Lesley Telford, Medhi Walerski, William Forsythe, Emmanuel Gat, Wen Wei Wang, Cayetano Soto, Adi Salant, Aszure Barton, Company 605, Johan Inger, Serge Bennathan, Jorma Elo, Jacopo Godani, Walter Mateini, Emily Molnar, Crystal Pite, Ohad Naharin, Sharon Eyal, and others.
Kirsten choreographs, teaches yoga & movement workshops and adjudicates across Canada and the US.
Kirsten is privileged to live & work on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples:
Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.