Kiara Flavin is from Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Kiara completed her training at Canada’s National Ballet School, where she danced the white acts of La Bayadère and Giselle, as well as working with iconic Canadian choreographers Peggy Baker and Aszure Barton.
Upon graduation in 2013, Kiara moved to England to join Northern Ballet’s Graduate Professional Programme, creating the role of Stitch in Daniel de Andrade’s The Elves and the Shoemaker before joining the company in 2014. During her time with Northern Ballet, Kiara danced many ballets by David Nixon OBE, such as The Great Gatsby, Cleopatra, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dracula, The Little Mermaid, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Madame Butterfly, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella and Wuthering Heights as well as works by Massimo Morricone (A Christmas Carol), Kenneth Tindall (Casanova), Jonathan Watkins (1984), Kenneth MacMillan (Gloria and Concerto), Jean-Christophe Maillot (Romeo and Juliet), and Cathy Marston (Jane Eyre).
Role highlights include dancing Rosaline in Jean Christophe Maillot’s Romeo and Juliet, dancing Blanche Ingram in Cathy Marston’s Jane Eyre and originating the role of Helen Burns in Cathy Marston’s Jane Eyre. Recently, Kiara has also choreographed a short work for Northern Ballet’s Choreographic Lab entitled Mantle.
Kiara joined the Royal New Zealand Ballet in July 2018.