RIFT exploratory rehearsals

enjoying a truly collaborative experience with these amazing dancers - katherine, ty, derek, and stephen. anna clyne and i are immersed in the creative development of RIFT for the cabrillo festival. we have a very natural and organic work process together. we exchange recordings of the music and video of the choreography as a fluid artistic dialogue so that we can offer direction and inspiration to each other as the work unfolds...rare indeed!

a door into the dark

excited to begin a new journey collaborating with the talented composer missy mazzoli! here's a look at "a door into the dark" performed for dancescape LA at club nokia.

dancers: kelsey landers, kenzie mcclure, baden silva, derek tabada

choreography: kitty mcnamee | music: "a door into the dark" by missy mazzoli + victoire from the album "cathedral city" http://victoire.bandcamp.com | dancers: kelsey landers, kenzie mcclure, baden silva, derek tabada | in performance at dancescape la | club nokia


every time i visit the getty i am overwhelmed by the beauty - the art, the architecture, the garden, the view. a few years ago, dance camera west gave me the opportunity to create a piece specifically for the outdoor space. inspired by the interplay of water and architecture, it was a joy to choreograph three dances for such an iconic la landmark. i am honored to be featured on the getty's website for their #gettyinspired campaign: http://www.getty.edu/inspired/kitty-mcnamee/ please take a moment to check it out!


i'm thrilled to be contributing a piece for dancescape, a benefit for art + music education in los angeles. my piece is inspired by the music of missy mazzoli and the talent of my dancers - kenzie mcclure, kelsey linden, baden silva, and derek tabata. the show features work from a plethora of talented choreographers and dancers. don't miss a great chance to see live dance and give back to the community! special thanks to EDGE performing arts center for their generous donation of rehearsal space.


dancescape la

sunday, jan 31st - 7pm @ club nokia (one night only!)

click here for tickets and more information


Sometimes you get into a work and things shift...like someone turned the lights out on you...you find yourself searching, reaching for something familiar to hold on to.  Sylvia was one of those pieces. I chose to move forward in the dim, moving only toward the dancers and their experiences. This mystery was a beautiful one to unravel.

thanks to The Antlers for the beauty tune (this was a benefit so we are grateful) and to Edge Performing Arts Center for allowing me to create in their space for all of these years!

beautiful dancers are: Christian Brower, Ty Wells, Toi'ya Leatherwood, Jesse Steidler, Hannah Odgers, Sebastian Mazur and Baden Silva.

photog = denise leitner

class w/ kitty

ongoing contemporary class with hysterica dance co. director kitty mcnamee! kitty's class fuses technique with performance and interpretation. the ballet based warm-up focuses on developing clean body mechanics while technically challenging combinations push each student toward developing precision, musicality, and individual style.

tues/thurs 11:30-1p | EDGE performing arts center | 6300 romaine st suite 100 los angeles, ca

visit www.edgepac.com for up-to-date schedule/rates

photo: denise leitner

photo: denise leitner

Training beautiful dancers

i've been fortunate to have had some amazing dancers come through my class and my rehearsals over the years...this is what i see in the best of them:

  • bravery-they are willing to take risks. 
  • passion-their love for dance shines through the pain and sweat.
  • persistence-their passion drives them through the challenging times-never give up.
  • rebellion-the strength to challenge convention separates the great from the good.
  • individuality-my favorite quality! you'll need both bravery and rebellion for this one!

click here for a link to the combo from last Thursday's class @  Edge Performing Arts Center with 2 of my favorite dancers Stephanie Kim and Marlon Pelayo

join me for contemporary class Tues and Thurs 11:30-1 @ the new Edge!

hysterica dance co. featured on entertainment weekly!

kitty's latest project with indie pop duo Amoureux recently gained praise from entertainment weekly as being "gorgeously choreographed" and an "elegantly understated breath of fresh air". The video for their new release, "lost the plot", choreographed by kitty and starring hysterica dance co.'s hunter hamilton and reshma gajjar, can be seen at the link below!


MusicNow | Chicago

This May, Kitty + Hysterica Dance Co. travel to Chicago for a collaboration with composer Anna Clyne at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's MusicNOWconcert. May 5th | 7pm

click here to watch a clip of fits + starts in performance at MUSE/IQUE