Krista DeNio is a choreographer, director, performer, writer and educator, committed to developing new forms of performance work, and evolving interdisciplinary thinking and creation between the fields of dance and theater.
Through KD collaborations, she collaborates with many artists across disciplines to create collaborative, interdisciplinary performance productions. From original solo theater works, to ensemble dance-theater, community-derived, interview-based theater projects, structured improvisations, and site-specific performance, she is invested in the form that best serves the situation. The work seeks to address global, social and political issues, which deeply impact our individual, personal lives and relationships, investigating the inter-relationship. Of greatest import is how the work can be accessible, meaningful and create a forum for dialogue, investigation and experimentation across disciplines. Krista [kristadenio.com] has worked in the Bay Area, California, NYC, New Mexico, Western Mass, Colorado, and internationally and was the Executive & Artistic Director of Earthdance [earthdance.net] for 3.5 years between 2009-2013.
Krista received her BA in Dance/Dramatic Art from U.C. Berkeley and her MFA in Theater: Contemporary Performance from Naropa University. Additional training includes: American Conservatory Theater (ACT) Summer Training Congress, and a plethora of dance, movement, vocal, acting and spiritual work. Recent training includes: Suzuki Theater training with Kameron Steele/ The South Wing; "Moment Work" with Tectonic Theater Project, Roy Hart Vocal work, BMC, Viewpoints and much more. Krista [kristadenio.com] was the Executive Artistic Director at Earthdance [earthdance.net] from July 2009-January 2014.