|2013 - 2015||The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, MA Movement: Directing and Teaching|
|2005 - 2008||London Studio Centre, BA (Hons) Theatre Dance (Three year vocational training degree covering classical ballet, contemporary, jazz, tap, musical theatre, singing and drama. Third year specialised in Contemporary Dance joining touring company, Intoto.)|
2014 - Movement Support for Central's BA Drama, Applied Theatre and Education production of The Dreams of Sleeping Beauty, directed by Vishni Velada Billson, performed at the Minack out door theatre in Cornwall.
2014 – Movement Director, L’Oreal Manga Eyes YouTube commercial, directed by Tom Payne.
2015 – Movement for Puppeteers, weekly movement sessions for first to third year students on Central's BA Theatre Practice: Puppetry Design and Performance course.
2015- Movement Director for Peter Pan, Hertfordshire County Youth Theatre, Directed by James Williams.
Choreography, Devising and Collaborating.
Animation – Stop Motion and Adobe After Effects.
Qualified Aerobics Teacher, Basic Yoga.
Dance Styles able to perform and teach to advanced level:
2010-Present, Dancer and collaborator with THE PEOPLE PILE a collaborative interactive performance company. Performances at Shunt, The Brunel Museum, Camberwell Arts Festival, The Nave, BrickBox, The Studio Event, The Roundhouse, Hackney Wicked Festival, Secret Garden Party, Latitude, and Standon Calling Festival, among others.
2011, Plunge Apprentice Dancer, National Dance Company Wales.
2012, Cracked, Dancer, at National Dance Company Wales Dance House, collaboration between Visual Artist Sue Williams, and Choreographer Roy Campbell Moore and Jem Treay.
2014 – Dancer, TuNe YaRdS music video Real Thing, Directed by Tom Jobbins.
Scheherazade. Directed by Roy Campbell Moore. Three ten minute animations, in collaboration with Lauren Bridle. Live musical Accompaniment from the Welsh National Opera Orchestra, conducted by James Cameron, performed at St David’s Hall Cardiff.
Animation for the production of Shock and Awe’s ‘Muscle’ Directed by Greg Cullen and Phil Williams performed at the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff.
Short animation for THE PEOPLE PILE website.
Under The Floorboards a short film shot on green screen for a children’s summer school, based on The Borrowers by Mary Norton.
At the Mercy, a self-directed dance film using animation.
Kirsty started dancing when she was two years old and grew up performing and attending dance classes regularly at institutions like the Royal Academy of Dance, Central School of Ballet and the National Youth Ballet. At eighteen she accepted a place at London Studio Centre on their Dance Theatre BA where she continued training in a variety of styles from Contemporary to Tap. She has worked extensively as a contemporary dancer and performance artist performing in theatres and interactive settings. She is a founding member and continuing performer with THE PEOPLE PILE, based in London. Kirsty is also a self-taught animator making works for theatre productions and online, creating workshops and leading projects that have a multi-media performance aspect. Whilst at Central she has lead classes training actors’ stamina, balance, and presence and is currently enjoying placements teaching weekly movement sessions for puppeteers, and Movement Directing Peter Pan which will be performed in Spring 2015 at the Watford Palace Theatre by the Hertfordshire County Youth Theatre.