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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.

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Get to Know Kira Petersen

Kira Petersen grew up in Minnesota where she studied multiple styles of dance with Lakeville City Ballet.  She then trained on scholarship with the Joffrey Ballet School Trainee Program in New York City.  During that time, she worked with critically acclaimed dancers and choreographers from around the world.  She was a founding member of the Joffrey Ballet School Performance Company where she performed soloist roles choreographed by Daniel Ulbricht of New York City Ballet, Matthew Prescott of Morphoses, Julie Bour of Ballet Preljocaj, and Davis Robertson of Joffrey Ballet.  Kira has guested with Twin Cities Ballet and Metropolitan Ballet in lead roles such as Fairy Godmother in Frederick Ashton’s Cinderellaand Lead Harlot in Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo & Juliet. She also worked with renowned choreographer Karole Armitage in On The Nature Of Thingsperformed at The Museum of Natural History in New York City and in the American Premiere of The Witches of Venicewith Opera Saratoga. Kira previously danced with New Mexico Ballet Company for their 2012-2015 seasons and was thrilled to rejoin the company in the 2017 season. A career highlight of hers was performing as Christine in NMBC's 2019 production of The Phantom of the Opera Ballet.


The Nutcracker Ballet, Romeo & Juliet, Don Quixote, Aladdin and the Magic Lamp