Kalila Kingsford Smith
Philadelphia native Kalila Kingsford Smith is a movement professional, dance educator, choreographer, writer, and pilates instructor. She is currently serving as the Director of thINKingDANCE, where she has been writing since 2012. She has been an adjunct faculty member at Drexel University and Temple University and has worked as a performer and choreographer with Dancefusion. She has a MA in Dance from Temple University and a BFA in Dance and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Michigan. She is currently a pilates instructor at Drexel Pilates and Everybody Movement and Wellness.
Kalila fundamentally believes that movement is transformative and healing, and her choreographic process engages multiple artistic practices to create dance and movement experiences that are interactive, accessible, and engaging. Under the umbrella Kalila Kingsford Smith Dance, her work has been independently produced and presented in Philadelphia at the FringeArts Festival, the Come Together Festival, InHale, the Philadelphia Youth Dance Festival, An Evening of Duets, ETC Series, and COLLAGE Festival; in Cape Cod at the Near and Far Festival; in New Jersey at Your Move: Jersey City’s Modern Dance Festival; and at the University of Michigan.