Kira Blazek Ziaii

Certified Countertechnique Instructor Kira Blazek Ziaii joined the UNCSA Dance faculty in 2016. A former company member with Hubbard Street 2, Douglas Dunn & Dancers and Phantom Limb, she has danced a wide variety of styles and understands the value of versatility and adaptability.

Countertechnique, which has roots in Alexander technique, creates a framework for the dancer to meet each day with curiosity and experimentation. This approach builds off helpful knowledge of body, weight and flow—and combines it with mental clarity and compassion. 

Credentials
  • Company member with Hubbard Street 2, Douglas Dunn & Dancers and Phantom Limb.
  • Performed in works of Bill Young, Sally Silvers, Christopher Williams, Janice Lancaster, Nicole Wolcott, Ryan McNamara, Anouk van Dijk and Susan Marshall.
  • Dancer for Pilobolus Creative Services (2012)
  • Dancer in Shen Wei Dance Arts for works: “Rite of Spring,”  “Near the Terrace,” “Undivided/Divided” and “Collective Measures.”
  • Adjunct Instructor at University of Oklahoma
  • Guest teacher at Houston Ballet Academy, Dance Center of Oklahoma City Ballet, Princeton University, California State Long Beach and NYU’s Playwrights Horizons Theater School.
Career Highlights
  • Working on music videos for Beach House and De Lux.
Education

M.F.A.California Institute of the Arts

B.F.A.University of Oklahoma