Kirsten Wicklund

Photo by Michael Slobodian

Photo by Michael Slobodian

BIOGRAPHY

Kirsten Wicklund studied 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. She has danced with The Washington Ballet Company, Alonzo King’s choreographic workshop, and choreographed works for Dances for a Small Stage, the Dance Deck Series, Arts Umbrella, Goh Ballet, & Lamon Dance. Kirsten is currently a full time artist at Ballet BC where she has danced since 2014. She has danced works by Lesley Telford, Medhi Walerski, William Forsythe, Emmanuel Gat, Wen Wei Wang, Cayetano Soto, Johan Inger, Serge Bennathan, 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 certified yoga teacher and studies and practices a variety movement languages. Kirsten is in pursuit of creating works for live performance. She hopes to explore many different avenues within the performing arts!