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

K.J. Holmes

K.J. Holmes, a Brooklyn based danceartist/actor/singer/writer, travels nationally and internationally teaching/performing/creating. K.J. has been exploring improvisation as process and performance since 1981. She has collaborated extensively with Julie Carr, Simone Fort, Karen Nelson, Lisa Nelson and Image Lab, Steve Paxton; has performed in the work of Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People, Xavier Le Roy, Lance Gries, Mark Dendy, Melinda Ring, Karinne Keithley Syers, among many others; was cast in Matthew Barney’s new film Redoubt; collaborates with drummer Jeremy Carlstedt in L.I.P. (Love Is Power, MLKjr.); teaches at NYU/ETW, The Juilliard School, Sarah Lawrence College and Movement Research; is a graduate of the School for Body Mind Centering(r), William Esper Studio (Meisner acting with master teacher Terry Knickerbocker),Satya Yoga (with Sondra Loring) and continues to study voice with the coaching of Richard Armstrong. K.J. is currently devising a new piece titled 900 Bees Are Humming, a multi disciplinary work exploring life, death and transformation. Her work has been presented by many venues including The Chocolate Factory, PS122, Danspace Project, Mana Contemporary Chicago, The Belfry, Chashama, Dixon Place.

2012 Artist-in-Residence,

Faculty,

Improvisational Forms Faculty,

MELT Faculty

Upcoming Classes & Events


Past Classes & Events

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
class

[email protected] – Improvisation

January 25, 2019
class

The Athletics of Intimacy

Sat, Sep 15 – Dec 22, 2018
class

MELT–Contact Improvisation Practices

Jul 9 – Jul 13, 2018
melt

[CANCELED] Body, Mind and Image

March 21, 2018
class

The Athletics of Intimacy

Sat, Feb 10 – May 12, 2018
class

Body, Mind and Image

Wed, Jan 24 – May 9, 2018
class

MELT - Contact Improvisation Practices

Jul 10 – Jul 14, 2017
melt

The Athletics of Intimacy

Sat, Mar 4 – Apr 29, 2017
class

Movement Research at the Judson Church

February 27, 2017
performance

Human/ity Dance

February 01, 2017
workshop

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
class

MELT "Movie" Night

July 12, 2016
event

MELT—Contact Improvisation Practices

Jul 11, 2016
melt

MELT—Contact Improvisation Practices

Jul 11, 2016
melt