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Kim Brooks Mata

Associate Professor, Head and Artistic Director of Dance

213 Drama Bldg.
Charlottesville, VA 


Kim Brooks Mata is a dance artist, choreographer, and screendance maker, serving as Head of the Dance Program at UVA. As a Registered Somatic Movement Educator (RSME) and Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst (CLMA), her creative work, teaching, and performance coaching all rely heavily on her background in somatics. At UVA, she teaches all levels of Modern/Contemporary technique, Composition, Screendance, Somatic Practices and Research, and serves as the Artistic Director for the semesterly dance concerts.

Common themes found in Kim's work focus on the exploration of performance practices in live and digital compositions, the concept of relationality (to one another, landscapes, and the spaces and places we perform in, with, and through), and notions of intimacy and agency in relation to mediated bodies. Kim's screendance works have been screened as official selections in festivals in Scotland, England, Sweden, Italy, Finland, and across the US.

Kim studied dance at The Rotterdam Dance Academy (now Codarts) in the Netherlands and holds an MFA in Modern Dance Performance from the University of Utah.