Kirsten Michelle Schnittker

Kirsten Michelle circles blurry edges of self in relationship; spends time with improvisation outdoors, with collaborators; and films movement conversations with future stable viewers. For now, Kirsten Michelle is invested in processes of unfurling; study of easeful, densely present, intricate, personal movement; and translations through other dancers, views of multiplicity; and all this, for and not for performance. Kirsten is a queer, non-binary person descended from Czech, German, and Irish immigrant farmers/mechanics/outlaws/inventors. They/she floats with vivid awareness between many selves; versions; possibilities. They/she received a B.A. from Barnard College in History (revolution & social change) & minored in Dance (choreography & performance). Originally from foothills of the Rockies, Kirsten lived in New York City for a dozen years before relocating to Los Angeles in 2020. Kirsten teaches Feldenkrais Method and open movement classes; collaborates and performs with other artists; co-creates and organizes independent performances; co-founded Pie & Performance (2017-19); works as an artist consultant, grant writer, and artist worker supporting advocacy initiatives fighting pervasive inequities and harm in the arts and beyond.


[Image Description: black and white headshot of kirsten looking intently into the camera, tousled short brown hair cut to mid-cheek and side-swept long bangs in a sleeveless black cotton v-neck shirt.]

Past Classes & Events

Movement Research at the Judson Church

February 13, 2017
performance