Vancouver-born Kirsten Wicklund studied at Goh Ballet Academy and toured with Canada’s Youth Ballet Company. Kirsten received scholarships at American Ballet Theatre, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Boston Ballet, PNB, and Washington Ballet, as well as a Vancouver Foundation Arts Study Award and the Vancouver Ballet Society’s Memorial Scholarship. Kirsten received contemporary training through Tiffany Tregarthen & David Raymond of M.O.. In 2007, she won an artistry award at the Youth America Grand Prix Finals in NYC and earned the only Canadian placement in the Top 12 Women. She has danced with The Washington Ballet, Alonzo King’s choreographic workshop, LUNGE Dance Collective and toured extensively with Rasta Thomas’ Rock the Ballet. She has created works for Dances for a Small Stage, the Dance Deck Series and Arts Umbrella. Kirsten has been privileged to dance works by Lesley Telford, Medhi Walerski, William Forsythe, Johan Inger, Jacopo Godani, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Walter Matteini, Wen Wei Wang, Company 605, Cayetano Soto, Emily Molnar, Crystal Pite, Sharon Eyal, Ohad Naharin, and others. This is Kirsten’s 5th season with Ballet BC.