Teaching Bio

KT has been teaching since 1995. Her classes vary their structure and content depending on the focus. KT has built three pedagogical systems that she has refined over the last 20 years. Reinvent Your Eye – Tools for Abstract Composition is a class for generative artists in any field that uses highly structured improvisational scores to examine the components associated with creating non-linear, non-narrative art-works. Physical Practice is a ritualized daily training class for professional dancers. And her film workshop, Frame by Frame takes new dance filmmakers through every step of the process–sound and choreographic elements, storyboarding, location scouting, styling, and directing–as they create their own short dance film.

The through line is her interest in how each individual intersects with the ideas of “the good body,” “phenomenal dancing,” and “transcend to magic.”

KT cultivates a platform for every artist to find a personal practice that is rigorous, playful, honest, curious, socially and politically expansive, and pointed toward unabashed excellence. The intensity of this desire shape shifts depending on the nature of the interaction, whether it be a single master class, summer workshop, a short term guest artist visit, or a longer engagement in a college or university.

Notable teaching residencies include:
Adjunct faculty positions at Oberlin College, The University of Washington, Western Washington University and Cornish College of the Arts.

Guest artist at institutions including New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, The SNDO in Amsterdam, Estudio 3 in Madrid, The Hong Kong Academy of the Performing Arts, Mt. Holyoke, Hobart William Smith, Kenyon College, Evergreen College, among others.

Master classes, Lecture Demonstrations and/or workshops at dozens of U.S. colleges including Ohio State, Vanderbilt, UCSD, UC Riverside, CSULB, Reed, Alfred University and University of Oregon. She taught for the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Contemporary Track, has been on faculty for the Seattle Festival of Alternative Dance two times and has regularly taught for The Strictly Seattle Summer Dance Intensive. She has also served as an adjudicator for ACDFA in the Northwest and Southwest regions.