Kai Knight

Choreographer, Performer, Instructor, 

Ministry Leader, Servant of God.

Kai Knight is a choreographer, performer, and instructor with over 35 years of professional experience.

 

She 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. She is the founder and executive director of Cultural Ties Dance Festival: Movement of the African Diaspora. Kai is the artistic director of Silhouette Dance Ensemble and Breathe! /A Multi-Cultural Collective Breath through Movement Company.

 

Kai Knight is a featured performing artist of Junebug Productions/ Gomela and an active member in the New Orleans based cultural performance companies; Bamboula 2000 Band and Kumbuka African Drum and Dance Collective. In 2017, she choreographed for “Le Code Noir,” directed by Tommye Myrick.

 

Ms. Knight has studied dance at various institutions, workshops, and conferences locally and nationwide such as  The Urban Bush Women Summer Leadership Institute and  IABD Dance Festival.  She has traveled to Haiti to further study Haitian folklore.and has studied Brazillian Dance with Casa Samba dance company.

 

She has directed and presented numerous public arts events, dance dramas, productions and works with dancers from beginners through professional levels. She enjoys working with students of all ages and has done so through various institutions and intensives over the years. 

 

Kai Knight is an adjunct teacher at Loyola University where she teaches African diaspora movement, ballet, and jazz. She is a resident teacher at Dancing Grounds. Her styles ranges in African, Haitian, Brazilian, modern, jazz, and contemporary. Her goal is to better provide individual, social, and community healing through the integration of faith into the performance arts, cultural awareness, and social justices.

New Orleans, La 

KAI KNIGHT

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