Stephanie KIm


every time i visit the getty i am overwhelmed by the beauty - the art, the architecture, the garden, the view. a few years ago, dance camera west gave me the opportunity to create a piece specifically for the outdoor space. inspired by the interplay of water and architecture, it was a joy to choreograph three dances for such an iconic la landmark. i am honored to be featured on the getty's website for their #gettyinspired campaign: please take a moment to check it out!

guest blog - Hysterica dancer Stephanie Kim

Hi! My name is Stephanie and I've been living and dancing in LA for the last 6 years. I performed with a (Hysterica) dancer who told me I should definitely go to Kitty's class! A year later, I finally got my butt in there and was challenged while still being able to dance my heart out. So I kept going back. I just finished performing in the latest run of the LA Opera's La Traviata, choreographed by Kitty. This is one of many times I've been lucky to work with her. Every time we create in class or rehearsal I always learn a little more about myself. I'm very classically trained and I feel Kitty's class enables me to color outside the lines and hear music differently than before. But most importantly, her class has helped me find my story. I am grateful that Kitty has stressed that lesson. It has helped every thought, breath, and movement have a purpose. I've flourished in my performance and mind-set in the studio. Get in her class, you will learn treasures!

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training beautiful dancers

i've been fortunate to have had some amazing dancers come through my class and my rehearsals over the years...this is what i see in the best of them:

  • bravery-they are willing to take risks. 
  • passion-their love for dance shines through the pain and sweat.
  • persistence-their passion drives them through the challenging times-never give up.
  • rebellion-the strength to challenge convention separates the great from the good.
  • individuality-my favorite quality! you'll need both bravery and rebellion for this one!

click here for a link to the combo from last Thursday's class @  Edge Performing Arts Center with 2 of my favorite dancers Stephanie Kim and Marlon Pelayo

join me for contemporary class Tues and Thurs 11:30-1 @ the new Edge!