About Kara

Berkeley, California

Collaborators: Arianna “Kala” Brame, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, poet; Composers/DJs Spencer Aubrey and Kevin Beck.

Kara Wilkes (CBA ’22) is an interdisciplinary choreographer, educator, dancer, visual artist, and filmmaker. Her expertise in classical and contemporary ballet is extensive and supported by her twenty-year professional dance career. She has performed works by Alonzo King, Alvin Ailey, Twyla Tharp, Nacho Duato, Jacqulyn Buglisi, Dwight Rhoden, George Balanchine, Darrell Grand Moultrie and others. In 2019, she earned her MFA in Dance from Hollins University where she began her choreographic research surrounding inherited trauma, addiction, and healing. Her creative work also focuses heavily on the Digital Age’s impacts on society and our planet. Most recently, she choreographed works for Traverse City Dance Project, the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, Santa Clara University, and Texas Christian University.

Gallery

Kara Wilkes is dancing in a dance studio. She holds a ball of lights in a crouched position. She is wearing a white top and pants.

Orfeus Skutelis

Headshot of Kara Wilkes in black and white. Kara stands in front of a black backdrop. She looks to the left with a soft expression. She has short dark hair and is wearing a leotard.

Quinn B. Wharton

Kara Wilkes is in a lunged position to the left. One arm is in front of her and the other is behind her. She is wearing a white top and pants.

Orfeus Skutelis

Kara Wilkes is dancing in a dance studio. She holds a ball of lights in a crouched position. She is wearing a white top and pants.
Headshot of Kara Wilkes in black and white. Kara stands in front of a black backdrop. She looks to the left with a soft expression. She has short dark hair and is wearing a leotard.
Kara Wilkes is in a lunged position to the left. One arm is in front of her and the other is behind her. She is wearing a white top and pants.