Kirsten Sopik trained extensively in ballet and modern dance as a youth, performing with the Carousel Dance Company based in Waterloo, Ontario. She continued her dance studies, graduating from the University of Waterloo with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Dance. Upon graduation, Ms. Sopik then trained in the Professional Training Program at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre. She has performed works by noted choreographers such as Gabby Kamino, Pam Grundy, Danny Grossman, and Bill Coleman. In May 2008, she became a member of the Niagara Dance Company and has since performed works by David Earle, Kathleen Hughes, Graham McKelvie and Mary Jo Mullins.