Kira Senkpiel was born in Montreal Canada. She studied at the Norwegian National Ballet School and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in contemporary dance from Oslo National Academy of the Arts in 2008. Since then, she has worked internationally as an independent dance artist and choreographer.
As a performer she has in Norway worked under the direction of FLUKT, Hege Haagenrud , Nordic Projects, Vilde Sparre, Mia Habib, Tharan Revfem. Further more she collaborated with dance and theater productions by Nina Kurzjea Tanztheater, Juliette Villemin, posttheater, TART Produktion, Installation Performances by Sasha Waltz, Joachim Fleischer and Marina Abramovic aswell as productions by the lnternationale Hugo-Wolf Akademie. She has worked continuously with the film and opera directors Philipp Stolzl and Mara Kurotschka, both as choreographic assistant and dancer.
Kira Senkpiel has developed choreography for dance, theatre and opera. In 2011 she debuted with her first solo “CAFFEE” under the direction of posttheater. Further she reconstructed the Dussia Berskas solo “Orchidee”, under the installation performance directed by Juliette Villemin in 2014. Upon request she also choreographed a piece for the award ceremony for the European Union “Inventor of the Year” 2014. Further she has choreographed for the theatre productions “Traumvogels Ende” 2012 and “affelkaferlhund” 2014 under the direction of director Adelheid Schulz. She has also experience within choreography for opera, assisting Philipp Stolzl and Mara Kurotschka for the productions “II Trovatore” Wiener Festwoche 2013, and “Der Vetter aus Dingsda” Konzert Theater Bern 2014. She further choreographed for Carlos Wagner’s direction of “Lohengrin” at the Korean National Opera in 2016, and for Maximilian von Mayenburg’s direction of “Der Freischutz” at Theater Bielefeld, 2017 and “Tannhauser” at as Deutsche Nationaltheater und die Staatskapelle Weimar in 2018.