Kevin Pajarillaga (he/him) joined Gibney Company as an Artistic Associate in 2020. Previously, he worked with companies including NW Dance Project, Yin Yue’s YY Dance Company, and Sonya Tayeh Dance. He has guest-performed with Parsons Dance Company, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, and Pittsburgh Ballet Theater. On film, Pajarillaga danced in the 2021 MTV VMAs with artist Doja Cat, GAP’s 2018 spring campaign “Experiment in Color”, Celia Rowlson-Hall’s short film “First Snow” featured on NOWNESS and Times Square Arts’ “Midnight Moment”, “SPACE END” 3 channel video installation directed by Wilder Yari, and “Fell of Dark” by Marla Phelan presented at Film at Lincoln Center.

Pajarillaga has performed works by choreographers Alan Lucien Oyen, Sharon Eyal, Ohad Naharin, Johan Inger, Felix Landerer, Gustavo Ramirez, Alejandro Cerrudo, Ihsan Rustem, Yin Yue, Maleek Washington, Akira Uchida, among others. He has choreographed for Gibney Company’s “Company Created’, NW Dance Project’s “In Good Company”, The Juilliard School’s senior showcase 2017 and 2023, the DREAMscape Gala, and SUNY PURCHASE COD senior showcase. He co-choreographed “The Executioner” with painter/sculptor Dan Colen and Claude Johnson presented at DIA Beacon and Anonymous Gallery NYC. Pajarillaga is the co-founder of Moving Forward Dallas, a non-profit dedicated to nurturing thriving young artists in Dallas. Pajarillaga’s Moving Toward Justice Fellowship project with Gibney, EVERGREEN, is a platform for diverse creators to produce socially relevant and impactful new works on film. Pajarillaga is a Filipino American, born and raised in Silver Spring, MD.


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