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Kyla Ernst-Alper

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I began my dance career at the age of 16 dancing for Eliot Feld and since then have added martial arts, aerial, contortion, and pole to my arsenal of physical skills. I have performed in England, France, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan, Mexico, and South Korea. I currently perform with several different companies and also create and perform my own work.
I began my production career on independent film sets and marketing videos and currently work as a freelance producer and editor of television, internet, and commercial programming.

My creative work - whether it's a live performance, a video, a digital experience, or an event - is driven by the human experience expressed through movement, and informed by my experience in the disparate worlds of dance, television/film production, new media & social media, and NYC nightlife.

I produce/direct, choreograph, and edit dance videos in collaboration with cinematographers and musicians, as well as with dancers and martial artists. In February/March 2012 I was an artist-in-residence at Arts@Renaissance, where I created a multi-media interactive project called “breathe deeply.... move slowly... smile.” in addition to several dance/movement videos. My writing and photographs have appeared in the Huffington Post as well as on my blog Witkem House.

I am founder and producer of "Under One: A Collection of Dances" - a dance/video/internet project striving to build a broader community around dance through 1-minute-or-less videos and engaging content.

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