Kirsten Wicklund

Canadian Kirsten Wicklund was born in Vancouver, where she began her dance training at Pacific DanceArts and continued at the Goh Ballet Academy and the Modus Operandi Contemporary Training Program, both in Vancouver. In 2014 Wicklund became a member of the Canadian BALLET BC, at the time under the direction of Emily Molnar C.M. In the course of her career, Wicklund has danced in works by, among others, Crystal Pite, William Forsythe, Ohad Naharin, Sharon Eyal, Jacopo Godani, Medhi Walerski, Johan Inger, Adi Salant, Emmanuel Gat, Aszure Barton, Emily Molnar and Lesley Telford As a choreographer, Wicklund created for Ballet Kelowna, Dances for a Small Stage, The Dance Deck Series, Arts Umbrella, Goh Ballet, The UBC Choir, Lamon Dance, Dancing on the Edge Festival, Josh Beamish Move, Ballet BC's Choreographic Lab and Nationale Opera & Ballet in Amsterdam. In 2023 she was a guest choreographer at the New York Choreographic Institute, affiliated with the New York City Ballet. Since the 2021-2022 season, Wicklund has been part of the Opera Ballet Vlaanderen company, where she has appeared in Futur Proche by Jan Martens and Le Sacre du printemps by Pina Bausch. Her creation The Subject Is Overgrown was featured within the program Chamber movement, perspectives on Bach.

Repertoire at OBV

  • Giselle (Akram Khan)
  • Le Sacre du printemps (Pina Bausch)
  • Noetic (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui)
  • Half Life (Sharon Eyal)
  • Futur proche (Jan Martens)*
  • Creature (Akram Khan)
  • Carcass - Chamber movement, perspectives on Bach (Niharika Senapati)*
  • One Flat Thing, reproduced (William Forsythe)
  • Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue (Crystal Pite)
  • Half Life (Sharon Eyal)

*originated the role

Update: October 2023

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