Workshops and Classes
Workshops / Classes
Commissions / Colleges
KT has been teaching since 1995. Her classes vary their structure and content depending on the focus, be it technique, composition, partnering skills, improvisation or philosophy. The through line is her interest in how each individual intersects with the ideas of the good body, phenomenal dancing, and transcend to magic. She strives to cultivate a platform for every dance artist to find a personal practice that is rigorous, playful, honest, curious, fluid, socially and politically expansive and pointed toward unabashed excellence. This desire adapts to the nature of the interaction, whether it be an on-going weekly ritual of a class with the Seattle dance community, a summer workshop, a short term guest artist visit or a longer engagement in a collegiate setting.
KT's experience is vast in scope. In 2011-2012 alone, she was a guest artist at the following institutions:
Strictly Seattle - Velocity Dance Center
UC - Riverside
CSU- Long Beach
Texas Christian University
Texas Woman's University
ACDFA, East Central Region - Grand Valley State University
Over the years, she has held adjunct faculty positions at Oberlin College, The University of Washington, Western Washington University and Cornish College of the Arts. She has been a guest artist at institutions including New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, the SNDO in Amsterdam, Estudio 3 in Madrid, the Hong Kong Academy of the Performing Arts, and Kenyon College, among others. She has taught master classes, lecture demonstrations and workshops at dozens of U.S. colleges including Ohio State, Vanderbilt, UC Riverside, Reed, Alfred University and University of Oregon. She taught for the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Contemporary Track, has been on faculty twice for the Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation and has regularly taught for the Strictly Seattle Summer Dance Intensive. She has also served as an adjudicator for ACDFA in the Northwest, Midwest and Southwest regions. KT was the founder and director of Velocity Dance Center in Seattle from 1996-2006 and still teaches her regular Wednesday morning Advanced Physical Practice class there, which continues to be a source of delight, inspiration and spirituality.