Kyra Jean Green
Chorégraphe, Interprète, Enseignant.e
Kyra Jean Green, a Canadian-American artist, calls Montreal her home, living on the unceded territory of Tiotaké. Her heritage weaves a diverse tapestry of 2nd-generation Mexican, 3rd-generation Hungarian, Irish, and Scottish roots. She is the first of her family to immigrate to Canada.
Kyra earned her B.F.A. from The Juilliard School in 2006. Since then, she has been dedicated to her craft. In 2007, she won the Hubbard Street II choreographic competition and had the privilege of presenting her work at the esteemed Kennedy Center.
After a decade of dancing, Kyra felt it was to create her own company in 2017.
Trip The Light Fantastic emerged, a collective of talented dancers, visual artists, and filmmakers from Montreal. With a fusion of contemporary and urban styles and structured improvisation, the company delves into the complexities of the human psyche, aiming to challenge societal stigmas and liberate souls through dance and mixed media.
In September 2017, Trip The Light Fantastic's journey began at the Festival Quartiers Danses in Montreal, where Kyra was honored to receive the prestigious Prix Coup de Coeur in 2016, 2018, and 2020.
In 2019, Kyra embarked on a creative exploration, crafting new works for Choreolab in Ulm, Germany, and in Seattle, Washington, for Whim W'him's choreographic shindig. That same year, she proudly presented two choreographic pieces from her company, Trip The Light Fantastic, at the Prisma Dance Festival in Panama.
The company's performances have since graced stages in Panama, Denmark, New York, and Portugal. In 2021, Trip The Light Fantastic was invited to participate in C2, a world-recognized arts and technology event, as the in-house dance company. This experience deeply humbled Kyra and her team.
Kyra's heart lies in pursuing positive social change, and her artistic endeavors continue to inspire as she explores the power of dance and mixed media. For more about Kyra and her journey with Trip The Light Fantastic, visit www.TripTheLightFantastic.me.