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Kersten grew up dancing in Thousand Oaks, CA, where she trained in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and contemporary styles. She then went on to graduate from the Edge Scholarship Program in Los Angeles. Soon after, she became a member of Myo Dance Company under the direction of Josie Walsh. Kersten has assisted and danced for some of the most well renowned choreographers in the business, including Michael Rooney, Mandy Moore, Dan Karaty, and more. Recently, Kersten was one of the featured dancers on Disney’s “The Muppets, and has appeared three times on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”. Other credits include Microsoft Surface National Commercial, Nickelodeon “Halo Awards” and “The Voice” for Florence and The Machine, “Glee”, “America’s Got Talent”, a music video for The All American Rejects, the national American Idol Promo Ad, Nickelodeon show “The Fresh Beat Band”, assistant on “So You Think You Can Dance”, and more. Kersten is also a master teacher and choreographer in the LA area and around the country. She is now a third time finalist for the Ace Award in New York City for her choreography. In 2010 she was awarded the “Emerging Choreographer Award” at Regional Dance America/Southwest for her work set on Louisiana Delta Ballet. Kersten is incredibly grateful to live out her passion every day as a dancer and choreographer. “Passion is the genesis of genius.” –Tony Robbins

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