Kirsty has an extensive career combining arts management and practice. She has been a board member of Deckchair Theatre Company, a Peer Assessor for the Department of Culture and the Arts (WA) and assisted the Australia Council with the development of the Youth Framework. She received a Post Graduate SEED Scholarship to create innovative arts strategies and a second scholarship for her PHD research into Cultural Studies and Philosophy. She ran three independent companies developing new text works and alternative performance forms. Her company work has been performed at the Sydney, Floriade, Canberra and Melbourne Festivals. She has 15 years dramaturgy experience with Pork Chop Productions, Deckchair Theatre CO, Playwriting Australia, Stages and MTC (internship). Kirsty has worked extensively in physical performance and choreography, working with Legs on the Wall, NIDA, Deckchair Theatre, Pork Chop Productions, Perth Theatre Company, Chrissie Parrot Dance Theatre, Animal Logic and Brilliant Interactive Ideas (Stunt Motion Capture). She has performed with Bell Shakespeare Company, STC, Black Swan State Theatre Company and Perth International Arts Festival among others, and been nominated for Best Actress at the Equity Guild Awards for her performance in Love and Twelfth Night (Deckchair), and The Return (Perth Theatre Company). Her screen performance includes seasons of The Circuit (SBS / Media World Pictures) winning an Outstanding Achievement Award (Ensemble) at the WA Screen Awards, Cloud Street and other prime time TV dramas for the ABC and the Nine Network.