KT Niehoff in a long black gown on a platform in a blue-lit room with balloons behind her.

KT Niehoff

KT Niehoff is an artist whose focus is the complex relationship between bodies and space. She creates multi-sensory, multi-dimensional, immersive performance environments, with highly crafted audience participation. These experiences both integrate and transcend choreography, music, design, film and technology, narrative and audience/artist proximity. In 1992, KT was invited by choreographic pioneer Pat Graney to perform Graney’s masterpiece, Faith, bringing KT to Seattle, where the city’s Punk Riot Grrl politics and energy was the perfect incubator for her actionist nature.

KT was a founding member of D-9, an all-female cooperative that commissioned, produced and performed new dance work. She envisioned and co-founded with Michele Miller Velocity Dance Center, a vital arts resource and incubator for thousands of movement artists. During her career she has built over 30 works that have toured performance venues, festivals and colleges throughout the US and in Japan, Canada, Germany and Ecuador.

As an educator, KT has built three pedagogical systems that she has taught and refined for 20 years. Reinvent Your Eye – Tools for Abstract Composition, Physical Practice, a daily training class for professional dancers and her film workshop, Frame by Frame. She has taught at numerous festivals and universities including Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Oberlin College, Cornish College of the Arts, Texas Christian University, Mt. Holyoke, The University of Washington, The Hong Kong Academy of the Performing Arts and the SNDO, Amsterdam.

Artist Support Program 2005 (with Adam McCollum): Record a score for Relatively Real, a new performance by Lingo Dancetheater.

Artist Support Program 2000: Record a score by Bob Barazza for the performance piece Dysfunction.