Kalila Kingsford Smith

Choreographer, Performer, Dance Educator

“Intriguing, inviting, and my interest was rewarded soon thereafter with a sweet, smart, and sassy dance that delighted me.” – thINKingDANCE

Photos by Bill Hebert

To dance is to be completely yourself.

My Process

My choreographic and creative practice is grounded in the experience of presence, of attending to the body’s immediate sensations, and of being affected by the people and places that surround us. I create interactive environments in which the dance crosses the perceived boundaries between audience and performer. Informed by my training in modern and contemporary dance, my choreography flows between tension and release, momentum and suspension, improvisation and composition, and storytelling and abstraction. I build environments that are responsive to the characteristics of the performance space, whether a theater, a museum, an informal dance space, a nature trail, or a city street. 

 Kalila Kingsford Smith Dance is the vessel for these choreographic explorations. By involving a number of dancer-artist collaborators, every dance is a product of the creative energies of each performer involved. 

Photos by Bill Hebert

Upcoming Performances

Photo By Sam Post Creative

I Spy, With My Little Eye

Fringe Festival 2019, September 12-15

Mascher Space Cooperative,

155 Cecil B. Moore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19122

 $20 General Admission, $15 Students

Tickets available at FringeArts starting in August



Thursday September 12, 7:30pm

Friday September 13, 7:30pm

Saturday September 14, 5pm & 7:30pm

Sunday September 15, 3:30pm