K.J. Holmes

K.J. Holmes is a Brooklyn NY based dance artist, actor, singer and educator traveling throughout the world performing and teaching at universities, festivals and venues that range from theaters to site specific spaces to living rooms.   She has collaborated extensively with dancers Simone Forti and Troupe, Karen Nelson, Lisa Nelson and Image Lab, and Steve Paxton, poet Julie Carr, actor/performer Keith Biesack, dancer/playwright Karinne Keithley Syers, and trumpeters Dave Douglas and Roy Campbell, Jr., among many other artists.  K.J. attended the School for Body-Mind Centering ® from 1995 - 99, the William Esper Studio of Meisner Acting (with master teacher Terry Knickerbocker teacher) 2008 - 2009, Satya Yoga (with teacher Sondra Loring) 2006 - 07, and continues to study with and be coached by voice teacher Richard Armstrong (a founding member of the Roy Hart Theater).  The play between these forms are essential to K.J.’s current practices as an artist and teacher.   K.J. is adjunct professor at NYU/Experimental Theatre Wing and Juilliard, and also teaches through Movement Research since 1986 and was an Artist in Residence 1993 - 94 and 2012-14.  Most recently, she has performed in the work of Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People (And lose the name of action), Xavier LeRoy (Retrospective at MoMa:PS1), Emily Johnson and Catalyst (SHORE), Melinda Ring (Forgetful Snow), Mark Dendy (Ritual Cyclical at Lincoln Center Out of Doors); and in The Works of Steve Paxton at Dia:Beacon; and acted in a short film of Dylan Stephens Lever and in the Casting Project video.  K.J. is currently completing her installation/performance piece HIC SVNT DRACONES began as an MR AIR that has been rehearsed and performed as chapters at residencies that include Mana Contemporary Chicago, Sector 2337 Chicago, The Belfry NY, Hanna Barn Vashon, Chashama NY, Studio Current Seattle and other locations.  kjholmes.info (Photo credit: Carly Vanderheyden)