Kirsten Wicklund studied at Pacific Dance Arts, The 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. She is the recipient of the Vancouver Foundation Arts Study Award and the Vancouver Ballet Society’s Memorial Scholarship and was a Female Finalist at the Youth American Grand Prix Finals in NYC. She has danced with Canada’s Youth Ballet Company, The Washington Ballet Company, Rasta Thomas’ Rock the Ballet, Alonzo King’s Choreographic Workshop, plus project-based commercial work in film & television. Kirsten has choreographed works for Dancing on the Edge, Dances for a Small Stage, The Dance Deck Series, Arts Umbrella, Goh Ballet and Lamon Dance. While with Ballet BC, she has been privileged to dance works by Lesley Telford, Medhi Walerski, William Forsythe, Emmanuel Gat, Wen Wei Wang, Cayetano Soto, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Johan Inger, Serge Bennathan, Company 605, Jorma Elo, Jacopo Godani, Walter Mateini, Emily Molnar, Crystal Pite, Ohad Naharin, Sharon Eyal and others. Kirsten appreciates the collaborative nature of Ballet BC and the opportunity to create new works as well as perform the company’s existing repertoire. She continues to choreograph, teach workshops and adjudicate across Canada and the United States. She is a 200 HR-E-RYT certified yoga teacher who studies and practices a variety of movement languages. Kirsten is in pursuit of creating works for live performance and hopes to explore many different avenues within the performing arts. This is Kirsten’s 6th season with Ballet BC.