Cyrus Khambatta

Cyrus Khambatta graduated from New York University where he founded Khambatta Dance Company.

As an improviser he has performed/taught at Freiburg CI Festival, The New York and Washington D.C. Improvisation festivals, Seattle Festival of Dance and Improvisation, Dartington College (UK), Bialystok Dance Festival, Kontakt Budapest and others.

He has created and/or performed both improvised and Contact-inspired choreographed works presented throughout the USA and Europe, as well as in Russia, India and Latin America by companies such as Ririe Woodbury Dance (Salt Lake City), Pisorojo (Caracas)  Donald Byrd’s Spectrum Dance (Seattle), Evergreen Ballet and others. His Contact Improvisation-inspired work received California’s Daman New Choreography Award, he was chosen for the National Dance Project’s Regional Dance Development Initiative and he was Artist in Residence at Seattle University in 2011. He has performed and/or taught with improvisers such as Chris Aiken, Nina Martin, Katie Duck and many others.

His work with his company has been presented by venues including The Spoleto Festival (NC) Choreographic Center of Tours (France), The World Expo (Lisbon), GREC Festival (Barcelona), The Central University of Venezuela, The Vancouver International Dance Festival, The San Francisco International Art Festival, CorpoArte (Brazil), The City Museum of Queretaro (Mexico) and received the support of over twenty funding organizations here and abroad. He runs the Wild Meadows Farm CI Intensive, produces The Centrum Jam in Port Townsend, WA and founded the Seattle International Dance Festival – Beyond the Threshold (  For more info

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