Creative Learning & Facilitation

Throughout her career, Kirsten has led training and creative learning opportunities for children, young people, creatives, facilitators and teachers.  

For the National Youth Theatre, Kirsten has led culture workshops with a focus on Equality, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for participants across the country and online. She has also facilitated training for their Creative Leaders programme which included facilitation, inclusive practice and arts leadership working with those currently underrepresented in the arts.

For English National Ballet, Kirsten has worked with students studying dance at school, delivering dance workshops and intensives to enhance knowledge, understanding and appreciation of Company practice, and learn about creative processes. 

Kirsten started teaching in 2005 leading company classes. While studying at Ailey she assisted Ballet classes with Brenda Neville for the Junior Division and in 2008 began to teach children’s Ballet and Modern Dance classes at Chen Dance Center. For three years Kirsten led and taught company workshops for HT Chen and Dancers for both professional dancers and students. Workshops were held across the 5 boroughs of NYC including LaGuardia High School, M.S. 131 and P.S. 372. And across the US including Hillsborough Community College (FL) and Alys Stephens Center (AL).

Kirsten is also a certified Pilates Mat teacher and has taught at Broadway Dance Center, The Loft Dance and Fitness, The Yoga Room (HK) and for many private residencies.

In Hong Kong, Kirsten has taught for the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts’ Gifted Young Dancer Programme and the Contemporary Dance undergraduate course. For 5 years, she ran a private dance school for 200 students and conducted workshops for various schools across the city including setting up dance curriculums, annual workshops, productions and lecture-demonstrations. 

Kirsten is a certified safeguarding training instructor and currently offers training in Level 1-3 Safeguarding as well as bespoke Safeguarding briefings. 

 

 

“Her natural warmth, intelligence, and ability to communicate with people from all walks of life, both young and old, make her an accessible and versatile teaching artist… Her students not only adored her, but flourished under her supervision.”

– Dian Dong- Associate Director/ Chen Dance Center (2011)

“She has a wonderful rapport with students, parents and faculty alike. She is consistently well prepared, punctual and professional in every way. Kirsten is exceptionally encouraging and attentive to the needs of the students… As a trained dancer herself, she is extremely knowledgeable in proper classical ballet technique enabling her to provide expert corrections to students, as well as demonstrate excercises and combinations with ease and accuracy”

– Brenda R. Neville- Junior Division/ The Ailey School (2008)