Originally from Scotland, Kirsten moved to London at a young age to train professionally at Central School of Ballet. Upon graduation she joined The Estonian National Ballet and started her career as a professional ballet dancer. Kirsten continued her career dancing with many established companies including English National Ballet, The Royal Opera Covent Garden and Cork City Ballet, performing corps de ballet and soloist roles in some of the most renowned ballets and operas.
As a dancer, Pilates was always a big part of Kirsten’s life. However, following a serious injury in 2014, Kirsten took the leap to leave the performing world behind and retrain as a Pilates matwork instructor with Brigid McCarthy (IPTA) and has since enjoyed a rewarding career as a Pilates instructor throughout London. Over the years Kirsten has expanded her Pilates knowledge qualifying in pre/postnatal Pilates and HIP Pilates as well as becoming a qualified Cecchetti ballet teacher. She enjoys attending regular courses and classes to keep her knowledge and repertoire up to date and varied.
In late 2019, Kirsten relocated to Surrey to have her son Campbell and has gained an even bigger appreciation for what Pilates can do for our bodies! Kirsten is extremely excited to join the Cobham Pilates team.