Dancer. Choreographer. Author. Educator.
Kristalyn Gill, a North Carolina native, graduated from East Carolina University with dual degrees in Dance Performance (BFA) and Interpersonal/Organization Communication (BS) on full-scholarship. She is a dancer, choreographer, educator, researcher, spoken word poet, and author.
Kristalyn has trained with Sidra Bell, Sarah Slipper, Glen Edgerton, Hélène Blackburn, Koresh Dance Company, and BODYTRAFFIC in addition to studying at the American Dance Festival. She received her university training under the guidance of John Dixon, Teal Darkenwald, David Ingram, Danielle Sheather, Tommi Galaska, Galina Panova, Ji-Eun Lee, and Patti Weeks.
She has performed the repertory of William Forsythe, Roni Koresh, Emily Schoen, Amanda K. Miller, Anton Lachky, Arthur Pita, and Gustavo Ramírez Sansano. In 2014, Kristalyn was a soloist performer at the Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theatre for the American Dance Guild Festival. Additionally, she has danced in original works by Menghan Lou, Kristen Céré, Mark Haim, and Kanon Sapp. Joe Cotler, Alexander Dones, and Beth Whelan.
Kristalyn has performed at various venues including Triskellion Arts Center and Emerging Artists Theater Showcase in New York City as well as Suzanne Roberts Theater in Philadelphia, PA and BodyVox Dance Center in Portland, OR.
Currently, she is a member of Shaun Keylock Company and 11: Dance Co as well as a freelance dancer and choreographer in the Greater Portland area. Her second poetry book, "The Breakup Club: A Collection of Mishaps and Falling Aparts," will be published this spring.
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