Kevin Pajarillaga, a Filipino American, has been an artistic associate with Gibney Company since 2020. Pajarillaga is most curious about the process of sharing the lived experiences of the body through time and space fused with a little bit of fantasy and imagination. Pajarillaga is interested in building a career that spans across many artistic mediums and expressions. Pajarillaga is a model for Stetts agency and also made his TV debut performing for MTV VMA’s 2021 with Doja Cat. He has worked with companies including NW Dance Project, Yin Yue Dance Company, and Sonya Tayeh Dance. He guest performed with Parsons Dance Company, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, and Pittsburgh Ballet Theater. Pajarillaga has originated roles with choreographers: Alan Lucien Oyen, Felix Landerer, Gustavo Ramirez, Ihsan Rustem, Yin Yue, Michaela Taylor, Maleek Washington and others.
Pajarillaga co-founded Moving Forward Dallas, a non-profit dedicated to nurturing the thriving young artists in Dallas. He has appeared in GAP’s 2018 spring campaign “Experiment in Color”. He collaborated and movement directed “The Executioner” with painter and sculptor Dan Colen. He was the movement coach for artist “BIG WILD”, Jackson. He has choreographed for Gibney Company’s “Company Created’, NW Dance Project’s “In Good Company”, The Juilliard School’s senior showcase, and the DREAMscape Gala. He has appeared in press such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, and HypeBeast. Pajarillaga is the recipient of the “All County Performing Arts Awards” by the MCPS Arts Superintendent and the “All States Dance Award” at the Goucher College Dance Festival in 2011 and 2012.