The Dancers

Kirby Selchow

Kirby Selchow in A Midsummer Night's Dream-2015.  Photo by Evan Li. Kirby Selchow in A Midsummer Night's Dream-2015. Photo by Evan Li.

Born in Perth, Western Australia, Kirby Selchow started ballet at age ten, training at The Graduate College of Dance before being accepted into The Australian Ballet School in 2009 on the Laurie Cowled Scholarship, where she later graduated as school captain in 2013.

Performance highlights include lead gypsy girl in Don Quixote (2012) for The Australian Ballet’s Dancers Company Tour, and their classical triple bill (2013) where she danced soloist No.1 in Paquita, Rimbombo (new work by Simon Dow), and Swan Lake Act 3 Neapolitan.

Kirby joined the RNZB in January 2014, and has performed roles including the lead gypsy girl in Don Quixote, Dear Horizon and Passchendaele, and the Fairies in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. During the international tour to the UK and Italy at the end of 2015 Kirby performed in Giselle and all four works in the demanding mixed bill.

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