Kirsten Evans, Ballerina, Festival Ballet Providence

Kirsten Evans is currently a professional ballet dancer with Festival Ballet Providence in Rhode Island.

She began dancing in her hometown studio at age 2 before transferring to the School at Festival Ballet to receive her formal ballet training at age 9.

During her training, Kirsten was a two-time finalist in the Youth America Grand Prix, where she was awarded several scholarships as well as a traineeship with Ballet West in Utah.

Upon graduation, Kirsten was hired by the professional company, where she has worked her way from Land of Sweets Angel to Sugarplum Fairy.

At Festival Ballet Providence, Kirsten has danced principal roles in a number of classical and contemporary ballets, including George Balanchine’s Apollo, Allegro Billiante, Agon, and Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, original works by Viktor Plotnikov, and one of her favorites, the role of Wendy in Jorden Morris’ Peter Pan. She has also performed several times at Jacob’s Pillow and as a guest artist across the country.

Kirsten is also pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts at Providence College to support her insatiable love of writing. She is a voracious traveller, sometimes poet, avid tea drinker and constant furniture re-arranger.

Kirsten also writes her blog Setting The Barre, a little collection of her adventures, both onstage and off. If you would like, follow along as she navigates life as a professional dancer, collecting bits of consciousness, seeking beauty, and celebrating the struggle.