Orange County, CA
Company Dancer, Backhausdance
Kira Bartoli, a Southern California native, began her dance training at the age of four at Carousel Dance Studio. She furthered her studies at Chapman University where she received a BFA in Dance Performance and a minor in Business Administration. At Chapman, she received multiple awards for her performance and choreography. Her most recent choreographic endeavors have been music videos for JORDY and Cyrus Reynolds. Kira has also performed in multiple Disneyland parades, and now serves as the Dance Manager and a current performer at Teatro Martini Dinner Cabaret Show. Kira has participated in various intensives and workshops including those of BODYTRAFFIC, American Dance Festival (ADF), Jacob Jonas the Company (JJTC), Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company (LACDC), and Strictly Seattle. As a certified Balanced Body Pilates instructor, Kira is passionate about sharing her love of movement. This is Kira’s first season as an apprentice with Backhausdance.
BD TECHNIQUE (ASSISTANT)
BD Technique will explore the fundamentals of Backhausdance technique. Physically demanding and original, the BD movement vocabulary requires a balance of fluidity and strength. Students will engage in a series of exercises and phrasework as they learn about movement dynamics, alignment, groundedness, moving in and out of the floor, inversion work and more. The principles explored in this class will prepare the dancers for the choreography learned and performed in the culmination performance.