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Kayla Hamilton

Kayla Hamilton is a Texas born, Bronx based performance maker, dancer, educator, cultural consultant, and the artistic director of K. Hamilton projects.

Her work aims to build an embodied and collective movement that uplifts the lives, stories and creations of all Black Disabled people.

Kayla is a 2023-2025 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow. Her past performance work has been presented at the Whitney Museum, Gibney, Performance Space New York, New York Live Arts, Abrons Arts Center, and the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD).

Kayla has developed ‘Crip Movement Lab’- a pedagogical framework centering cross-Disability accessible movement practices that are open to every-body. She has taught dance at Sarah Lawrence College, Amherst College, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Utah, and Texas Improv Festivals.

As a consultant, Kayla has developed and implemented accessibility strategies for the Mellon Foundation, ArtSpeak, Dance USA, Movement Research and The Shed.

As a dancer, Kayla was part of the Bessie award winning Skeleton Architecture Project, she has also danced for Maria Bauman, Sydnie L. Mosley, and Gesel Mason ]

Kayla is currently in the process of creating a future organization centering the work of BIPOC Disabled creatives, while co-leading the 10th anniversary season of Angela’s Pulse/Dancing While Black, and developing a new evening length performance set to premier in NY in 2024 (TBA).

Accessibility Advisory Team (AAT),

AAT Founding Member,

AAT Past Member,

2019 Artist-in-Residence,


MELT Faculty,

Spring 2020 [email protected] Artist,

Spring 2023 [email protected] Artist

Upcoming Classes & Events

Past Classes & Events

Movement Research at the Judson Church (May 15, 2023)

May 15, 2023

[In-Person] Crip Movement Lab

April 22, 2023

[In-Person] Access Practices as Creative Process

March 18, 2023

[Virtual] Introduction to Disability Justice 101: Kayla Hamilton and India Harville

February 25, 2023

[Virtual] Crip Movement Lab

Jan 9 – Jan 12, 2023

(CANCELED) Movement Research at the Judson Church

May 09, 2022

[Hybrid] Crip Movement Lab

, 2022

[POSTPONED] Movement Research at the Judson Church

May 18, 2020