- 2401 Bancroft Studio Office
- Thursday 12:00-1:00 or by appointment
Krista DeNio an interdisciplinary choreographer, director, performer, writer and educator, committed to developing new forms of performance work and evolving interdisciplinary thinking and creation between the fields of dance and theater. From original solo theater work, to ensemble dance theater, interview -based plays and theater projects and audience-interactive, site-specific performance, she is invested in the form that best serves the content.
The work seeks to investigate the interrelationship between socio-political issues and our intimate personal lives, while celebrating the wonder, mystery and humor of the human condition. Krista has lived and worked in the Bay Area, California, New York City, New Mexico, Western Massachusetts, Colorado and was recently the Executive Artistic Director of Earthdance from 2009 – 2013. Current work and research include the CONACT project, bringing together mixed ensembles of veterans and war and non-veteran civilians, to create audience-interactive performance work; Edith and me, a solo theater piece inspired by Edith Piaf; several writing projects; and research on the translation of solo to ensemble theater making methodologies. She received her BA in Dance/Dramatic Art and Interdisciplinary Field Studies Major with a focus on Development and Human Rights from U.C. Berkeley and her MFA in Theater: Contemporary Performance from Naropa University.