Photo: K.J. Holmes courtesy of The Julliard School

K.J. Holmes

K.J. Holmes has been practicing Contact Improvisation as process and performance since 1981, studying with the early developers of the form including Steve Paxton, Nancy Stark Smith and Daniel Lepkoff. CI has deeply informed her journey as a dance artist as well as an actor, vocalist, writer and teacher. An avid improviser and creator of solo/duo and ensemble work, she has also been very influenced by the Tuning Score of Lisa Nelson, Body Mind Centering ® and the work of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Ideokinesis with Andre Bernard, Meisner acting work with Terry Knickerbocker, voice and singing with Richard Armstrong, Barbara Maier Gustern and Samita Singha, among others. K.J. is a certified Yoga teacher through her studies with Sondra Loring as well as a certified Ayurvedic Holistic Health Counselor through her studies with Dr. Naina Marballi. She teaches at NYU/Experimental Theatre Wing and Movement Research in NYC, as well as traveling nationally and internationally teaching, performing and creating. kjholmes.info

2012 Artist-in-Residence,

Faculty,

Improvisational Forms Faculty,

MELT Faculty

Upcoming Classes & Events


Past Classes & Events

[In-person] The Athletics of Intimacy

Sat, Mar 5 – May 21, 2022
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[In-person] The Athletics of Intimacy

Sat, Oct 16 – Dec 19, 2021
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[Virtual] Virtually Real Contact Practice

Jul 12 – Jul 16, 2021
melt

[Virtual] The Athletics of Intimacy

Sat, Jan 16 – Jun 12, 2021
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[Virtual] The Athletics of Intimacy

Sat, Sep 12 – Dec 19, 2020
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[Virtual] MELT – Virtually Real Contact Practice

Jul 13 – Jul 17, 2020
melt

[Virtual] The Athletics of Intimacy

Sat, Apr 4 – Jun 27, 2020
class

Movement Research at the Judson Church

February 03, 2020
performance

The Athletics of Intimacy

Sat, Sep 14 – Jan 25, 2020
class

MELT–Contact Improvisation Practices

Jul 8 – Jul 12, 2019
melt

Infinite Affinities

Thu, Mar 28 – Apr 25, 2019
workshop

The Athletics of Intimacy

Sat, Mar 23 – May 11, 2019
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[email protected] – Improvisation

January 25, 2019
class

The Athletics of Intimacy

Sat, Sep 15 – Dec 22, 2018
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MELT–Contact Improvisation Practices

Jul 9 – Jul 13, 2018
melt

[CANCELED] Body, Mind and Image

March 21, 2018
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The Athletics of Intimacy

Sat, Feb 10 – May 12, 2018
class

Body, Mind and Image

Wed, Jan 24 – May 9, 2018
class

The Athletics of Intimacy

Sat, Mar 4 – Apr 29, 2017
class

Movement Research at the Judson Church

February 27, 2017
performance

Body, Mind, and Image

Wed, Feb 1 – May 10, 2017
class

Body, Mind and Image

Wed, Sep 14 – Dec 21, 2016
class

The Athletics of Intimacy

Sat, Sep 10 – Dec 17, 2016
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MELT "Movie" Night

July 12, 2016
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