Cast & Choreography
Kirsten Wicklund studied at Pacific Dance Arts, Goh Ballet Academy, Modus Operandi Contemporary Training Program and received scholarships to train at American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, & The Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity. Kirsten is a full time artist at Ballet BC where she has danced since 2014 and performs the company's contemporary-ballet repertoire nationally and internationally.
She has danced works by Lesley Telford, Medhi Walerski, William Forsythe, Emmanuel Gat, Wen Wei Wang, Cayetano Soto, Adi Salant, Aszure Barton, Company 605, Johan Inger, Serge Bennathan, Jorma Elo, Jacopo Godani, Walter Mateini, Emily Molnar, Crystal Pite, Ohad Naharin, Sharon Eyal, and others. Awards in Dance include; the Vancouver Foundation Arts Study Award, the Vancouver Ballet Society’s Memorial Scholarship, the Mary Day Artistry Award at the Youth American Grand Prix in NYC and was the only Canadian to place in the Top 12 Women.
She has danced with The Washington Ballet Company, Alonzo King’s Choreographic Workshop and has appeared on film and television, credits include; Center Stage: Turn It Up (2008), Caprica (2009) and So You Think You Can Dance Canada (2008). Kirsten has choreographed original works for Dances for a Small Stage, the Dance Deck Series, Arts Umbrella, Goh Ballet, Lamon Dance, Dancing on the Edge Festival, Ballet BC Emerging Artists and The UBC Choir. Kirsten choreographs, teaches workshops and adjudicates dance across Canada and the United States.
Peter is an independent dancer, choreographer, actor and emerging filmmaker based in Vancouver, BC. He is currently the artist in residence with Ballet BC as well as a teacher for Modus Operandi and the Arts Umbrella Dance Company.
Peter danced at Ballet BC as a company artist for 11 seasons where he created, collaborated, and performed works by internationally esteemed choreographers such as Crystal Pite, William Forsythe, Ohad Naharin, Johan Inger, Jorma Elo, Itzik Galili, Sharon Eyal and Medhi Walerski, among several others.
In addition to dancing with the company, Peter has choreographed works and produced films for several workshops and labs as part of the company’s outreach. He now serves as a rehearsal director and coach as the current Artist in Residence.
Peter’s film “Let me leave so that you may continue” was recently featured on the Tanstheater Wuppertal (Pina Bausch Company) Create’s Platform as part of their Digital Stage Series.
His passion and underlying mission is to explore new ways to create and tell stories with the physical body through the mediums of dance, theatre and film.
Andrew de Villiers
Writer, Producer, Director
Director of Photography & Colour Correction
Additional Camera Operation
Assistant Director, PA, Props, Locations
EPK & Stills Photography
Sound Design & Music Arrangement
Kirsten Wicklund & Peter Smida
Choreography & Cast