The PIDC Project is excited to share that Participating Artist Kayla Henry has announced the upcoming show KIN, a three night, double-bill contemporary dance performance co-presented by Dance Victoria and Noble Riot Dance Theatre. Kayla co-choreographed Luminaries with Christina Medina; Kairos is choreographed by Constance Cooke.
A double-bill of contemporary dance—a confluence of relentless physicality, resilience, transformation, and live music.
Illuminating hopeful ways forward, “Luminaries” and “Kairos” explore the precarious present, while reimagining a future in our relationships with one another and this land.
Congratulations Kayla and company!
About the Artist
Kayla Henry is a mother, performer, creator, and movement educator based on the unceded Coast Salish Territory of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ nations, in Victoria British Columbia.
Kayla graduated from The School of Contemporary Dancers (Winnipeg MB), where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts. Upon graduating, Kayla joined Canada’s longest-running contemporary dance company, Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers, where she danced for three seasons.
Kayla has been creating solo work since she was 8 years old, professionally, since 2013, with performances in Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria, and Winnipeg. Her creations have so far been supported by the CRD Arts & Culture (Victoria BC), Constance Cooke (Victoria BC), Jennifer Mascall (Vancouver BC), Good Women Dance Collective (Edmonton AB), Springboard Performance (Calgary AB), Theatre Junction Grand (Calgary AB), and Dance Victoria (Victoria BC).
Kayla has performed in works by renowned choreographers including Rachel Browne (Winnipeg MB), Constance Cooke (Victoria BC), Ming Hon (Winnipeg MB), Helen Husak (Calgary AB), Odette Heyn (Winnipeg MB), Sasha Ivanochko (Montreal QB), Brent Lott (Winnipeg MB), Christina Medina (Vienna Austria), Roger Sinha (Montreal QB), Paras Terezakis (Vancouver BC), Menaka Thakkar (Toronto ON) and others. Kayla has performed in hundreds of professional shows across Canada, Europe, and the USA.
Additionally, Kayla has worked with Xchanges Gallery and Studios (Victoria BC) as a moving model for their “Life Drawing” series since 2021.
Kayla is the Founder and Artistic Director of, Noble Riot Dance Theatre (2020).
Founded in 1995, Dance Victoria brings the World’s Best Dance to the Royal Theatre and supports the development of new dance for the international stage from its studios in Quadra Village. Dance Victoria has been a PIDC Project Community Partner since early 2023.