Kirsten Ho

Dance Artist, Choreographer, Arts Manager

Introduced to dance by Mary Griffiths (founding Artistic Director of The Hong Kong Ballet), Kirsten trained at The Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, London Studio Centre- University of the Arts London and The Ailey School- Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Kirsten’s choreography brings a distinctive approach to Contemporary Dance, showcasing dynamic works that draws inspiration from both British and Chinese social and cultural values prevalent in our modern society. Her repertoire comprises high-energy works that blend tradition and modernity and has been performed in Hong Kong, New York and across the UK (The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, One Dance UK’s U.Dance On Screen, ENB and National Youth Theatre). A full list of works can be found here. Most recently producing dance film, ‘Knot Controlled’, and co-choreographing ‘Rites’ for ENBEldersCo and ENBYouthCo, a new piece inspired by the work The Rite of Spring by Mats Ek.

With a career in the arts sector that spans two decades, Kirsten has considerable experience within creative, executive, arts management and further education realms. Through her creative career working with young people, she has led in training, safeguarding, EEDI (Equality, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) and inclusive practice. Kirsten remains dedicated, both professionally and personally, to fostering access, diversity, inclusion, and advocating for Equality of Opportunity. Most recently Kirsten was invited to take part in Space for Change with A New Direction, a peer learning opportunity for creative learning leaders interested in creating more inclusive, equitable and sustainable work. 

Kirsten is currently General Manager (part-time) for Shobana Jeyasingh Dance. She is also a choreographer listed on Backstage Niche, an organisation who seek to inform and encourage the younger generation from various Global backgrounds to consider the exciting possibilities of a career in backstage theatre.

As a dancer, Kirsten has worked with prolific choreographers and companies including H.T. Chen and Dancers (Joyce Theatre among others), Muna Tseng Dance Projects (Jacob’s Pillow), The Box (NYC) and Nutkhut’s Bollywood Steps (UK National Tour), and has taught at many schools including the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. Education and Outreach is also at the heart of Kirsten’s work, engaging with thousands of young people across many time zones promoting Modern and Contemporary Dance as a source of physical expression and creative thinking for all.