Having danced from a young age, Kirsty was always drawn to movement and dance as an outlet for creativity and expression. Whilst completing a psychology degree, Kirsty began moving away from stricter dance disciplines into improvisation and creative dance forms. These elements combined led her to pursue a career in dance movement therapy, completing a certificate course through the International Dance Therapy Institute of Australia.
Kirsty has been a practicing dance therapist in Sydney for the past three years working with clients with intellectual and physical disabilities, adolescence with eating disorders and young people with behavioural difficulties.
Kirsty has trained in a number of dance styles including ballet, contemporary, jazz and hip hop, which has led to her involvement in projects that aim to use these styles of dance in a therapeutic way, including her involvement in projects running hip hop workshops for indigenous and refugee young people. She currently runs her own business Sydney Creative Movement offers a range of movement based programs and services, working with those who may not be catered to in current dance practices. Kirsty was the Beyond ABBA assistant tutor in 2010 and co-tutor from 2011 and part of 2012 and co-directed the 2011 end of year performance, Invisibility.