Kirstie McDermott is performing with City in Motion Dance Theater for her second season. She began her dance training in ballet at a young age with Blue Springs Ballet. After graduating high school, she received both dance and academic scholarships to attend Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. There she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Major in Dance. During her time at Stephens, Kirstie primarily studied both ballet and modern techniques. She was also introduced to several styles of World Dance. She currently continues to pursue her interest in cultural dance techniques as a dancer in Gurukul Dance Company, performing dance styles from India. Following college, Kirstie was a company member of Störling Dance Theater for four seasons. In addition, Kirstie performs with project based dance company VidaDance where she has had recent opportunities to dance in the KC Fringe Festival and National Dance Week St. Louis.