Kristen Klein (she/her)
Kristen Klein is a Brooklyn based choreographer, dancer, and dance educator. She hails from Connecticut and holds a BFA in Dance & Choreography from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee in Boston, MA. Kristen has freelance performed with the Harvard University Historical Society, Six Degrees Dance Company, Tribe of Human, C.Eule Dance, Leyya Mona Tawil/Dance Elixir, Kelley Donovan & Dancers, The Paper Dances, and Stephan Koplowitz Projects, among others. In 2009 she founded Inclined Dance Project, a collaborative all-female identifying contemporary dance company. Inclined Dance Project aims to present physically virtuosic works that challenge the stereotypical roles of a female dancer while allowing dialogue and personal contribution from the performers to influence choreographic choices. Her works have been performed throughout New York, California, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and in Japan at venues & festivals such as BAM Fisher, RAW Artists: Brooklyn & San Francisco editions, The Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Boston University, The BARNES Foundation, the Ailey Citigroup Theater, Baruch College, Dixon Place, Chen Dance Center, P9 Cafe Osaka, the Center for Performance Research, University Settlement, The Actors Fund Arts Center, Triskelion Arts, The Totts Gap Arts Institute, and the International Festival of Arts and Ideas, among many others. Kristen has taught masterclasses throughout New York and Connecticut and with her company she mentors & presents emerging female choreographers through Inclined Dance Project’s performance program ‘inQUAD’. She is also the Custom Pointe Shoe Fitter for Freed of London’s USA Branch where she works with ballerina’s from the nation’s top ballet companies including New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Los Angeles Ballet.