KIANI DEL VALLE
Dancer, Choreographer, Director
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, del Valle has danced in numerous companies and trained in schools such as Balleteatro de Nana Hudo PR, Ballet de San Juan PR, Andanza PR, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater NYC, RASTRO Dance Company NYC, Sasha Waltz Guest Berlin, Matanicola Berlin and Costa Compagnie, a pioneer European group working with A.I. and dance.
Kiani’s own KDV Dance Ensemble as well as her solo work has been presented in theatres and museums such as: Getty Museum LA, Serpentine Gallery, Roundhouse London, Barbican Center London, Dance Theatre Workshop, Tribeca Performing Arts Centre NYC, National Sawdust Brooklyn, Cathedral Vibiana LA, Konzerthaus Berlin and most recently Copenhagen Contemporary.
Her body of work often discusses subjects of displacement, the colonized and de-colonized body and androgyny. Del Valle draws from collaboration between dance and different mediums, such as video, theatre, music, visual art and feature films. Her choreographic craft is formulated through authentic movement, character development and the disruption of classical dance structures and formations.
Del Valle has been involved in the music scene, collaborating in live performances and music videos for artists such as:OBJEKT, Bendik Giske, Simian Mobile Disco, Floating Points, CLARK, Matthew Dear, Dirty Projectors, John Legend, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and Rammstein to name a few. Clients include: LEXUS, MERCEDES BENZ, SELFRIDGES, UNIQLO, and established danish fashion designer STINE GOYA. Del Valle was awarded Latin American Artist of the year by UNESCO and the Institute of Puerto Rican culture.