Haley Kostas


Haley Kostas, American Choreographer, Dance Artist and Educator based in Kansas City, Missouri. An artist who creates site-specific movements with psychological and social intent, Kostas attended the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) Conservatory of Music and Dance along with training abroad at The London Contemporary Dance School. Haley’s choreographic works have been presented and commissioned by Kansas City Ballet-New Moves, UMKC Dance Conservatory, Kansas University, MashUp Dance and Charlotte Street Foundation-Making Moves. Kostas’s latest creation, “A Conversation Between Bodies,” is an outdoor movement installation supported by a 2021 ArtsKC Inspiration Grant and will open late summer.
A recipient of a two year residency at Charlotte Street Foundation’s 2021 Studio Residency program, Kostas is also a past winner of a Rocket Grant for RubiX, a collaborative performance outlet merging music, movement and visual arts, which landed a 2019 residency at 21c Museum Hotel in Kansas City.
Kostas has worked alongside internationally recognized choreographers to create new works and large-scale productions, such as live performances for The Juilliard School and the TV series SYTYCD. Professionally, she has danced in works by a diverse range of choreographers and companies including Aszure Barton, Peter Chu, Justin Giles, Marguerite Derricks (Nip/Tuck), Jaci Royal (Royal Flux), Andrew Winghart, and Odyssey Dance Theater. She has also collaborated with musical artists such as Quiet Takes, Katy Perry, Capital Cities, Flight of the Conchords and Britney Spears. Kostas has also made her mark in the film industry as a choreographer in the feature DanceOff and is a conversation-starting contributor for {DIYdancer} Magazine. Kostas continues to seek out training under Peter Chu of Chuthis and the Hofesh Shechter Company in London, England. Kostas is currently pursuing a degree in psychology as she continues to expand her own movement research through the combination and intersection of deviance, environment and human behavior.

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