Mrs. Rogers has been performing concert solos throughout Ontario over the last decade, including ceremonies and corporate events. Since her opera and classical training under Maria Riedstra at the North Toronto Institute of Music, Kirsten has won several music awards.
Formerly known as Ms Strahlendorf, Ms Rogers has won several municipal music awards in addition to playing Kate Carruthers in Yeomen of the Guard (Gilbert & Sullivan 2006 production). Recently, she has been studying vocal arts under two of Canada's most accredited coaches: Don Tarnawski and William Shookhoff (conductor of Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera).
Not ironically, Kirsten was lead singer/song writer of a local, pop/rock band, Kirs10, where she had the opportunity of recording her first album (Kirs10, Tart 2004) with several talented musicians, playing in Toronto locations such as The Big Bop, The 360 and The Gladstone.
Kirsten also sang for the University of Guelph Symphonic Choir under Marta McCarthy during her studies. In addition to singing, she brings with her several years of dancing, piano, acting and modeling.
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