Kirsten is an Independent Producer and Project Manager. Her specialism is Dance and movement, however she has worked on a number of cross art projects and programmes. Kirsten is passionate that dance and art is for everyone, whether that be as a participant, an audience member or a maker. Her ambition is to provide quality experiences accessible for all, and very much see’s her role as a connector working with professionals, young people and communities to provide platforms of expression, opportunities to share, and experiences to inspire people to see a different world around them.
Kirsten trained in Contemporary Dance at DeMontfort University leaving with a first class degree. Her early experiences saw her teaching in community and educational settings, alongside performing and making her own work. Since then she has worked in numerous roles in dance agencies Dance4 and DanceXchange, working on many projects and programmes both regionally and nationally, supporting professional artists, managing two Centre’s for Advance Dance Training (Contemporary and South Asian Dance), managing a class programme, building relationships to support dance development in areas of need, and producing community and young peoples events and programmes of work. Kirsten has also worked at mac Birmingham on the Next Generation programme supporting young people into creative careers. Kirsten also likes to mix her passion for culture and dance, and spent 7 months teaching dance in Shanghai, China, to young people and adults from all over the world.
What inspires you about Critical Mass?
Kirsten loves to work with lots of different people, share her passion for dance and the arts, and support people’s potential. She is inspired by the potential for positive change within the sector through Critical Mass. She believes we can all strive for equal opportunities for all and make our sector better equipped to be responsive to individuals, who need more opportunities to creatively flourish and excel, creating a diverse and exciting pool of artists and art.