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KC Chun-Manning




    • B.A.: Latin American Studies, Trinity College
      M.F.A.: Dance,  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

      KC Chun is certified as an Alexander Technique teacher (M.AmSAT) and her practice interweaves the Alexander Technique, developmental movement, somatics and release technique.  She has taught guest artist/master classes at West Chester University, Drexel University, nEW Festival, Aspen Dance Connection and Trinity College.   The intersection of her dance and Alexander practice has also included guest artist teaching at Denver University, Bucknell University, the Cancer Support Center in Philadelphia and for breast-feeding moms at the North Suburban Hospital. She is currently collaborating with Elba Hevia y Vaca, Artistic/Executive Director of Pasión y Arte Flamenco, on a dialogue/marriage of post-modern dance and flamenco for PIFA 2013, along with creating and performing her own choreography. 

      Her company, KC Chun-Manning/freshblood, was established in 2005 in New York with Jennifer Schmermund, however has traveled with Chun-Manning since that time to Colorado and now Philadelphia, yet she still maintains fresh blood Collective with a small group of dancers in Denver.  On the East coast, freshblood’s choreography has been presented at such venues as the 2011 Philly Fringe, Chi MAC InHale Series, 2011 Cool New York Dance Festival, 2006 DUMBO Dance Festival, the Merce Cunningham Studio and as a guest artist at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange; and nationally at The Dairy Center for the Performing Arts, The University of Colorado at Boulder, Aspen Dance Connection, The Packing House Center for the Performing Arts, and at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Her solo research project, Residue, was presented in 2005 at Bucknell University, Trinity College, and at Spoke the Hub Dancing in Brooklyn, NY. She has had the pleasure of dancing professionally for such artists as kim olson/sweet edge, Maedée Duprès (Denver), Jennifer Schmermund (New York), Sara Hook, Cynthia Oliver (Chicago) and Carolyn Merritt (Phildelphia).