Born in Providence, Kirsten began training in the FBP School at age eleven. She performed as a member of Ballet RI’s Company for five years before joining the main company as a trainee in 2010 before being promoted to Company Artist in 2013. While training, Kirsten attended summer intensives with Bolshoi Ballet Academy, The Nutmeg Conservatory, and was a member of the Jacob’s Pillow Summer Dance Festival in 2009.
She was a two-time finalist in the Youth America Grand Prix in New York City, where she was awarded several scholarships as well as a traineeship with Ballet West in Utah. Kirsten has performed numerous principal roles in both classical and contemporary works by choreographers including Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, George Balanchine, Christopher Wheeldon, Trey McIntyre, Yury Yanowsky, Viktor Plotnikov, and Dominic Walsh, among others. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts/Journalism from Providence College and is pursuing a certificate in Interior Design from RISD. Kirsten also founded a summer performing arts coming called Revolve Dance Project. This is Kirsten’s thirteenth season with the company.