Kai Knight

Program Director, Choreographer, Performer,

Instructor, Ministry Leader, Servant of God.

She is the Artistic Director of Silhouette Dance Ensemble and Breathe! /A Multi-Cultural Collective Breath through Movement Company.


She holds one of the 5 principle roles (OYA) in an ongoing Junebug production: Gomela, since 2014. In 2017, she choreographed for “Le Code Noir,” directed by Tommye Myrick. 


She is an active member of the New Orleans based cultural performance companies; Kumbuka African Drum & Dance Collective and Bamboula 2000 Band.



As part of her community integration, she is a resident teacher at Dancing Grounds teaching Afro Modern. Dancing Grounds is the hosting site of the Silhouette Dance Ensemble. Kai also host seasonal workshops in Congo Square in collaborations with the Congo Square Preservation's Sunday Drumming Circle. 

She works consistently in partnership with programing at Ashe Cultural Arts Center.


Kai is the founder and director of Seasons Center which hosts multi-cultural programming that assists women, families, and communities by application of faith, education, and the performing arts.


Ms. Knight is the founder and Executive Director of the Cultural Ties Dance Festival: Movement of the African Diaspora.

She is the Director of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church Liturgical Dance Department.


Kai Knight's goal is to better provide individual, social and community healing through the integration of faith into the performance arts and social work.

New Orleans, La 

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