Kayla Farrish

Undergraduate Discipline

Dance

BFA, University of Arizona. A New York-based dancer, choreographer, director, and photographer, Farrish is a North Carolina native born into a dance-loving family. At the University of Arizona, she was awarded the Gertrude Shurr Award for excellence in modern dance and passionate dancing. Since moving to New York, she has freelanced with various artists and companies, including Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More NYC; Kyle Abraham/Abraham. In. Motion; Kate Weare Company; Helen Simoneau Danse; Rashuan Mitchell/Silas Reiner; Aszure Barton and Artists; Madboots Dance; Nicole Von Arx; Danielle Russo Performance Project; Chris Masters Dance Company; Elena Vazintaris/Dance Projects; and others. Both independently and through companies, Farrish has worked as a rehearsal assistant and teaching artist, instructing at various programs including University of North Carolina School of the Arts, University of the Arts, The Juilliard School, New York University Tisch Dance Program, local dance organizations and studios, and beyond. SLC, 2024–

Undergraduate Courses 2024-2025

Dance

Movement Studio Practice (Level 3)

Component—Year

DNCE 5505

These classes will emphasize the steady development of movement skills, energy use, strength, and articulation relevant to each teacher's technical and aesthetic orientations. Instructors will change at either the end of each semester or midway through the semester, allowing students to experience present-day dance practice across diverse styles and cultural lineages. At all levels, attention will be given to sharpening each student’s awareness of time and energy and training rhythmically, precisely, and according to sound anatomical principles. Degrees of complexity in movement patterns will vary within the leveled class structure. All students will investigate sensory experience and the various demands of performance.

 

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Movement Studio Practice (Levels 2 and 3 Combined)

Component—Year

These classes will emphasize the steady development of movement skills, energy use, strength, and articulation relevant to each teacher's technical and aesthetic orientations. Instructors will change at either the end of each semester or midway through the semester, allowing students to experience present-day dance practice across diverse styles and cultural lineages. At all levels, attention will be given to sharpening each student’s awareness of time and energy and training rhythmically, precisely, and according to sound anatomical principles. Degrees of complexity in movement patterns will vary within the leveled class structure. All students will investigate sensory experience and the various demands of performance.

 

Faculty