Company Member, Rehearsal Director
Kirsten began training with the Jensen School of Performing Arts at the age of 3 in her hometown, San Jose, Calif. She came to Illinois by way of college, receiving a BS in Fitness and Sport and a Minor in Dance at Millikin University. Since her move to Chicago in 2009, she has danced with Cartier Collective (dir. Julie Cartier) and joined in multiple works with Dance Chance Chicago, Audible Odyssey, and Jump Rhythm Jazz Project (dir. Billy Siegenfeld). Her favorite part about living in Chicago is the abundance of opportunities to support other dance companies and fine arts organizations on a regular basis. This is Kirsten’s seventh year as a performing dancer and her second year as Rehearsal Director. Some of her favorite shows include We Will Tap You, Liaison, Tightwire, Changes, and Tidings of Tap. You can see her choreography in CTT’s 2015 – 2016 season, premiering “Sweet Swingin’ Drummers” in Tidings of Tap and “Nerdy Language” in We Will Tap You! Thanks to Mom, Dad, Buzz, and Zach, and family for being the best!