Kristin Horrigan is a choreographer, improviser, scholar, and educator whose work explores the impact dance can have in our communities and the world; how it can be used to question, challenge, and envision; and how we can create invigorating dance practices without reproducing harmful power dynamics. As a choreographer, she works as a community-based artist, drawing together untrained and trained dancers to collaborate around issues of mutual interest or concern. As an improviser, her work focuses on contact improvisation, which she has taught and performed across the US and in Germany, Japan, Argentina, Australia, and more. Her current research focuses on the ways that embodied ideas about gender influence our improvisation, along with questions about consent, queerness, and equity. She will be teaching classes in choreography, improvisation, and dance history and theory.


  • Department Performing Arts
  • Since 2020
  • Office Hours
    • Tuesday 11-1, Thursday 1-3


B.F.A., Princeton University
M.F.A., Ohio State University

Areas of Expertise

  • Choreography