Pleased to meet you

Krista Jansen is a dancer and choreographer born, raised and based in New York City.

Her choreography has been performed at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, New York Live Arts, STUFFED at Judson Church, The FAB! Festival, The DancenOw RAW festival, the Harkness Dance Festival and Dance Theater Workshop.

In 2013, Krista joined with CJ Holm to form the dance company Jansen & Holm.  Jansen & Holm make dances that are imaginative, spacious, and humane.

Krista is currently performing with the Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble.

Krista is also a teaching assistant to Ellen Robbins, whose modern dance classes for children ages 5-15 were Krista’s first experience in dance, choreography, and improvisation.

She was an original cast member and Assistant Rehearsal director for the critically acclaimed “Doug Elkins & Friends’ Fraulein Maria“, and for seven years performed and toured with that production around the United States and Canada.

Artistic Statement
My intention as a choreographer is to create work that interests me visually (exploring the geometry of the body, using my own trajectory, weight and shape) and emotionally (a movement or an image that suddenly references or resonates with a specific emotional note).  My ultimate goal is a piece with its own internal logic that is integrally honest and that will therefore allow me to viscerally bring the audience into something very personal.

Mark your calendar

Dancing with the Sokolow Theatre Dance Ensemble Nov. 4th!

I’m dancing on Friday in Jersey City, an easy PATH train away for you New Yorkers! I’m performing as one of Frida Kalho’s portraits, in a piece Anna Sokolow made about her decades-long friend. More information can be found HERE, or on the facebook event page HERE, or by clicking on the lovely photo. Photo: …

Sokolow dance news, and save the date for Dixon place!

I’ve been delighted to be dancing with the Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble! We went down to Philly Fringe fest to perform Frida, (Anna Sokolow’s dance about her close friend Frida Kahlo) and Magritte, Magritte, (inspired by the surrealist painter). Here are two reviews from our time in Philadelphia! We will be performing Frida on …


Letting go of the Ground. Choreography by Lily Akerman, see saw by Jason Rondinelli, photos by Lina Dahbour.

Anecdote, to Gershwin’s Lullaby for string quartet, recorded for harmonica and orchestra by Larry Adler.

Some stills from a music video for Kathy Zimmer that we were part of- directed by Adam Barnick, and photographed by Benjamin Wolf. We performed choreography by CJ Holm and Tiana Hemlock.  You can see the whole video here!

Here’s a photo shoot I got to do at Jacob’s Pillow with Dave Clark.  It was, obviously, a lot of fun!  The red shirt is an integral part of I want, I want, a duet that I choreographed for CJ Holm and myself.

And some stills by Eric Bandiero of On Pointe Photo, of my solo, Rainwater.

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