Kate Weare Company : Artists

Kayla Farrish, Dancer

KAYLA FARRISH (Dancer) was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina into a dance-loving family. She graduated from the University of Arizona in 2013 summa cum laude, and was granted the Gertrude Shurr Award for excellence in modern dance and passionate dancing. Since moving to New York, she’s had the opportunity to work with wonderful choreographers including Sleep No More, Aszure Barton and Artists, Helen Simoneau Danse, Gallim Dance, Chris Masters Dance, Bryn Cohn, Elena Vazintaris, Bare Dance Company, Schoen Movement Company, Matthew Westerby Dance Company, CEMA Dance, and others. She has premiered her own dance film work through the Chez Bushwick Residency (September 2017) and Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (April 2017). She joined Kate Weare Company in 2014.

Current Dancers

  • Douglas Gillespie, Guest Artist
  • Julian De Leon, Dancer and Rehearsal Director
  • Nicole Vaughan-Diaz, Dancer
  • Ryan Rouland Smith, Dancer
  • Kayla Farrish, Dancer
  • Thryn Saxon, Dancer
  • Current Collaborators

  • Sarah Cubbage, Costume Designer
  • Mike Faba, Lighting Designer
  • Curtis Robert Macdonald, Composer
  • Clifford Ross, Set Designer and Fabric Imagery
  • Kurt Perschke, Set Designer
  • Past Collaborators

  • Michael Hearst of One Ring Zero, Composer
  • The Crooked Jades, Composer
  • Michel Galante of Argento Chamber Ensemble, Composer
  • Christopher Lancaster, Composer
  • Brian Jones, Lighting Designer
  • Past Dancers

  • Leslie Kraus, Dancer
  • T.J. Spaur, Dancer
  • Adrian Clark, Founding Dancer
  • Luke Murphy, Dancer Emeritus
  • Jacquelyn Elder, Dancer Emeritus
  • Marlena Penney Oden, Dancer Emeritus
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