Resident Contemporary Teacher & Choreographer
Contemporary/Modern Performance Program
Kira Fargas is originally from South San Francisco, CA. Having two professional dancers as parents, she was inspired at a young age to follow in her parents’ footsteps. Kira started her training at the Westlake School for the Performing Arts in Daly City, CA, where she trained intensively for 15 years. In 2014, Kira moved to Tucson, AZ to continue her training at The University of Arizona School of Dance, where received her BFA in Dance in 2017. Later that
year, she moved to Nashville to train with New Dialect as a scholarship student.
Alongside her primary training, Kira spent many of her summers and winters at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, where she had the privilege of working with Summer Lee Rhatigan, Bobbi Jene Smith, and Alex Ketley, amongst many other highly esteemed artists. She has also participated in Salt Dance Fest and New Dialect’s summer and winter intensives.
At the age of 14, Kira began to take an interest in choreographing. Since then, she has made many award winning works for young aspiring professional dancers, and in 2019, received the
Youth America Grand Prix Outstanding Choreographer Award. She is passionate about providing varying genres of contemporary dance to these young dancers.
Kira performed Banning Bouldin’s “The Triangle” at Jacob’s Pillow in 2019, and was a part of the creation process and world premiere of “First Fruit” by Rosie Herrera at Oz Arts Nashville in February 2020. Kira has been promoted to a New Dialect company member for the 2020-2021 season.