Kimberly Bartosik/daela

Choreographer, writer, educator Kimberly Bartosik creates viscerally provocative, ferociously intimate choreographic projects that critically, tenderly, and violently etch away at deeply distressing threads of our society. Her work has been commissioned by BAM Next Wave Festival, FIAF’s Crossing the Line Festival, ADF, Torn Space Theater, New York Live Arts, LUMBERYARD, American Realness, and others. She has toured to Supersense: Festival of the Ecstatic (Australia), Bratislava in Movement (Slovakia), Wexner Arts Center, Dance Place, ADF, The Yard, MASS MoCA/Jacob’s Pillow, FlynnSpace, Bates Dance Festival, Columbia College, CCN de Franche-Comté à Belfort, Festival Rencontres Chorégraphique Internationales de Seine-Saint Denis, Artdanthe Festival, and others.

Bartosik is a recipient of the Doris Duke Foundation Performing Artist Recovery Fund in the New York Community Trust and the Virginia B. Toulmin Women Leaders in Dance Fellowship at Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU. Other awards include National Dance Project (NDP) Production & Touring Grant and Community Engagement Fund; MAP Fund; Jerome Foundation; FUSED (French-US Exchange in Dance); USArtists International; Foundation for Contemporary Arts; American Dance Abroad; and others. She was a 2023 Sybil Shearer Fellow at The Ragdale Foundation.

Her ongoing project, The Encounter, comprises a series of works being created with communities around the world merging professional, non-professional, and pre-professional performers.

Bartosik is a 2020 Bessie Award Honoree for Outstanding Production and Outstanding Performer (Burr Johnson) for through the mirror of their eyes (New York Live Arts). She also received a Bessie Award for Exceptional Artistry for her 9 years of dancing in the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Bartosik is the BFA Advisor for Seniors for The Ailey School/Fordham Program and teaches at SUNY/Purchase Conservatory of Dance, the Merce Cunningham Trust (MCT), and DeWitt-Clinton High School (Bronx, NY) where she spearheaded a partnership between the MCT and the NYC DOE to bring Cunningham practice into NYC public high schools.

Photo Credit: Maria Baranova