Kristalyn Gill, a North Carolina native, graduated from East Carolina University with dual degrees in Dance Performance (BFA) and Interpersonal/Organization Communication (BS) on full-scholarship. She is a choreographer, dancer, researcher, spoken word poet, and self-published author of her poetry collection titled “she was familiar with wars.”
Kristalyn has trained with Sidra Bell, Koresh Dance Company, NW Dance Project, and BODYTRAFFIC in addition to studying at the American Dance Festival. She has performed the repertory of William Forsythe, Roni Koresh, Emily Schoen, Amanda K. Miller, Anton Lachky, Arthur Pita, and Gustavo Ramírez Sansano. Additionally, Kristalyn has danced in original works by Joe Cotler and Mark Haim.
Kristalyn has performed in New York City for the American Dance Guild Festival at the Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theatre as well as at Triskellion’s WAXworks Showcase and the Emerging Artists Theatre. Her choreography has been presented across the East Coast from North Carolina to New York City and will premiere in the Portland area in February, 2018.