Kyla Barkin, Co-Founder of BARKIN/SELISSEN PROJECT, has been a performer, choreographer, and teacher in NYC since 1996.
was raised in Tempe, AZ., and studied with "La Mariquilla" at the Academia de Ballet Flamenco in Granada, Spain.
At the age of sixteen, she attended the University of Granada (Spain) and Arizona State University, as part of the Advanced Youth Program, then received her B.A. in Dance from UCLA.
is a recipient of the Jean Irwin Award for talent, merit, and potential.
had the unique pleasure of being commissioned to create Differential Cohomology, a dance based on a mathematical theory to accompany the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics International Workshop on Differential Cohomology
and Twisted K theory.
The piece premiered in January, 2011, was featured in Business Insider, Math Digest
, and Three Village Patch, and was funded by the Stony Brook Foundation
and the Simons Foundation
Ms. Barkin has been an Emerging Artist in Residence at The Field, where Differential Cohomology was created, in part.
In 2013 Ms. Barkin
was commissioned to create Concrete Illusion, a short dance film, by Sally Taylor as part of the global arts initiative, ConSenses
(premiering in 2014).
was also recently commissioned to create a new work for 14 dancers in Berlin, Germany at Tanzakademie Balance 1, premiering in June of 2014.
has been described as having an "exciting, physically expansive attack" (Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times).
is working with an evolving method called Fusion Reaction Technique.
FRT will be incorporated in her
teaching, choreographic process, and finished works.
Kyla has been working with Janis Brenner & Dancers since 1998, with whom she has toured to countries such as Indonesia, Russia, and Taiwan.
has taught and set works, both of Brenner's and her own, at institutions such as NCSA
, The Juilliard School
, The Joffrey School
, NIA TaiPei, Taiwan
, Wayne State University
, Temple University
, Long Island University, Adelphi
, Sam Houston University
, Stony Brook University
, Tanzakademie Balance 1 Berlin, Emma Willard School
, Milton Academy
, Boston Latin
, and more.
danced with Isabel Gotzkowsky and Friends
, The Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company
, The Doug Elkins Dance Company
, Tamar Rogoff Performance Projects
, Kun-Yang Lin
, Stefanie Nelson Dance Group
, Los Angeles Modern Dance and Ballet
, and others.
is also a Fitness Professional, a Medical Exercise Specialist, a yoga teacher/therapist, has been published in DANCE Magazine
, and is one of the original producers of The Moveable Feast, a "pARTy" on the move with an ever-changing menu.
has appeared as a guest on the Ricki Lake Show's Couples Yoga Special, Well Talk Live Radio, and was featured in GURHAN Magazine and Genetics
, the Song Book, by Agua Trip, and the Wall Street Journal
Ms. Barkin is also proud to serve on the board of the Foundation for a Just Society.