Kim Savarino is a Brooklyn-based artist working in theater and dance. She creates performances that weave together folklore and movement, in spaces ranging from traditional stages to (once) an old bathroom in a former mental hospital. Her work has received support from MANCC’s Forward Dialogues Lab, EstroGenius Festival, and [email protected]
As a performer, recent projects include a Broadway lab choreographed by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, a site-specific performance by Emily Johnson/CATALYST, and playing the prophetess Cassandra in Andrei Serban’s sold-out revival of “The Trojan Women” at La MaMa. She joined Third Rail Projects in 2014 and played Alice and the Doctor in their Bessie-award winning immersive hit “Then She Fell.” Kim has worked with artists including Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Romeo Castellucci, Maura Nguyen Donohue, and Alex Ketley/The Foundry; she joined La MaMa’s Great Jones Repertory Company in 2019. She is currently working with the W.O.W. Project’s Bridging Futures cohort, an intergenerational archiving project connecting with Chinatown movement elders to draw lessons from the Civil Rights era.
Kim studied dance at Florida State University and the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, and is a recent graduate of Terry Knickerbocker Studio’s Two-Year Acting Conservatory. She is Chinese-Sicilian-American and grew up in Southern California and West Virginia.