Kirsten is a highly respected and accomplished teacher and choreographer. After graduating from the contemporary dance program at Simon Fraser University, where she also completed a Minor in Early Childhood Education, Kirsten was the Co-Artistic Director of the award winning danceLAB Studios in Coquitlam, BC.
During the last 12 years she has coached and choreographed soloists who have achieved local and international recognition. Her dancers have become BC Performing Arts Provincial Champions, in ballet, jazz/stage and contemporary/modern. She choreographed for the only two female dancers from BC to have ever placed in the Top 10 & Top 20 at The Dance Awards in NYC & Las Vegas. In 2015 her studio was named a Top 5 Studio at The Dance Awards in NYC. In 2012, she was the choreographer & coach for Silver & Gold Medalists at the Dance World Cup in Germany.
Kirsten has also trained dancers for the prestigious Youth America Grand Prix events across the United States and the NYC Finals, in contemporary, modern and contemporary ballet. In 2016 her contemporary soloists were awarded the Synergy Dance Competition Provincial Champion titles in the Junior & Teen age divisions.
Kirsten is thrilled to be adjudicating the GVPAF for the 2019 season!