Kirsty began dancing at 3 and trained under Rosemary Sims, mostly at the Boronia Academy of Dance (which later became Dancer's Edge) in Victoria. During this time, she appeared on the children's television show 'The Early Bird Show' as a regular dancer. As a teen, she started teaching all styles of dance and became a professional basketball cheerleader for the National Basketball League (NBL) teams Melbourne Magic and Southern Melbourne Sweathog Saints.
After finishing High school Kirsty completed a full time performing arts course at Bartuccio's in Melbourne, becoming a professional commercial dancer. Her work included, TV commercials, modelling, appearances in ‘Neighbours’, ‘The man from Snowy River’ series, corporate events, musicals and music film clips. During this time Kirsty fell in love with contemporary dance and joined award winning professional contemporary dance company D-xytria with Artistic Director Elissa Meyer Thomas. Kirsty has taught at Melbourne dance schools – KDW, Smooth Moves, Itchy Feet, Kenlaurel Dance Studio and some of the Sunshine Coast dance schools – Performing Arts Factory, Fierce, Encore Performing Arts and bDifferent Dance Academy.