Vancouver-born Kirsten Wicklund studied at Goh Ballet Academy and toured extensively with Canada’s Youth Ballet Company, performing principal roles in Giselle, Don Quixote and other classics. 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. In 2007, she won an artistry award at the Youth America Grand Prix in NY and was the only Canadian in the Top 12 Women. She has danced with The Washington Ballet, Alonzo King’s choreographic workshop, created works for Dances for a Small Stage and collaborated with LUNGE Dance Collective. She toured with Rasta Thomas’ Rock the Ballet, dancing the principal female role for the company of male ballet stars. Kirsten has been privileged to dance works by Lesley Telford, Medhi Walerski, William Forsythe, Johan Inger, Jacopo Godani, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Walter Mateini, Emily Molnar, Crystal Pite, Sharon Eyal, and others. This is Kirsten’s 4th season with Ballet BC.