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Why I Dance

I dance because it is fused into every part of me. Not dancing is not possible for me.

My Secret Talent

My secret talent is that I can recite every word to all of the Lord of the Rings movies.

Who I Admire

I admire my mother and grandmother. They are who I strive to be like.

Learn more about Kira Petersen

Get to Know Kira Petersen

Kira Petersen grew up in Minnesota, where she studied with Lakeville City Ballet.  She then trained on scholarship with the Joffrey Ballet School Trainee Program.  During that time, she worked with critically acclaimed dancers and choreographers from around the world.  She was a member of the Joffrey Ballet School Performance Company where she performed soloist roles choreographed by Matthew Prescott of Morphoses, Julie Bour of Ballet Preljocaj, and Davis Robertson of Joffrey Ballet.  Kira guested with Twin Cities Ballet and previously danced with New Mexico Ballet Company for their 2012-2015 seasons.  Kira has most recently worked with Karole Armitage in On The Nature Of Things performed at The Museum of Natural History in New York City and in the American Premiere of The Witches of Venice with Opera Saratoga.  Kira is thrilled to return to NMBC for this season!


The Nutcracker Ballet, Romeo & Juliet, Don Quixote