Regina Klenjoski - Artistic Director
Regina Klenjoski is a creator, performer, educator and advocate of contemporary dance. Passionate about the moving body with a thirst for communication through dance, the Austrian-born choreographer creates deeply personal works that examine our search for intimacy in contemporary society. She tells stories with character-driven, socially and politically relevant dances that expose our authentic nature through seemingly small flashes of humanity. As an artist, she is most concerned with providing a revealing journey for an audience by engaging them into familiarity through abstracted every day moments in life, distilled to their physical and emotional core.
Recognized for her innovative partnering and dynamic energy, Regina has created 28 works for the Regina Klenjoski Dance Company; 13 of which feature original commissioned musical scores from award-winning Los Angeles composers. She founded her company in 2001 and has since received numerous awards including 24 Lester Horton Dance Award nominations and four Achievement in Choreography awards from the prestigious Palm Desert Choreography Competition. She was chosen as one of three Public Corporation for the Arts Fellows in 2003 and was honored with an Excellence in Arts Award from the City of Torrance, RKDC’s hometown, for her contributions to the community. Regina has received Echo Grants from Time Warner, Inc. and grants from The Durfee Foundation, Center for Cultural Innovation, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Torrance Cultural Arts Commission, the Arts Council of Long Beach and the Arts Council of Torrance.