Kirsten Wicklund

Guest Teacher - “So You Think You Can Dance Canada”

Kirsten is a contemporary ballet dancer from Vancouver, Canada. She just returned from Rasta Thomas’ Bad Boys of Dance European Tour “Rock The Ballet” where she performed to sold out audiences as the Principal Soloist for the all male contemporary ballet company. She is most recently recognized as a contestant on CTV’s “So You Think You Can Dance Canada – Season 3”. While on the series she gained attention as a powerful soloist enabling her to showcase her own award winning choreography which has gained popularity and success throughout North America. Her style is definitely unique and has captured a following. In addition to being soloist for “Bad Boys” Kirsten has also joined Billy Bell’s (SYTYCD U.S.) Lunge Dance Collective and toured with them throughout the United States.

Kirsten’s classical ballet training is the foundation that has enabled her to excel as a strong contemporary artist. Beginning at the world renowned Goh Ballet in Vancouver, she was also fortunate to receive scholarships from American Ballet Theatre (ABT), Boston Ballet, Washington Ballet, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. Her success at the YAGP World Ballet Finals in New York City led to her joining The Washington Ballet Co. in Washington, D.C. for the 2008 and 2009 season. However, after spending a summer on scholarship/intern at Complexions Contemporary Ballet in New York with Desmond Richardson & Dwight Rhoden as well as in San Francisco at Lines Ballet with Alonzo King as the youngest invitee to his Professional workshop, Kirsten decided to pursue her passion in the direction of Contemporary Ballet. She has had the opportunity to work with a long list of choreographers including Adrienne Canterna, Mia Michaels, Stacey Tookey, Septime Webre, Mandy Moore, Bill T. Jones, Evelyn Hart, Patricia Barker, Peggy Baker, Anna-Marie Holmes, Jeff Edwards, Longinus Fernandes to name a few.

Kirsten has also worked in print, film, and television including the movie “Center Stage Two – Turn It Up” and the NBC series “Caprica”.