Kimberly Bartosik began writing and creating video projects under the name daela in 1996. In 2002 she began developing her artistic voice through choreographic endeavors, and founded the organization daela in 2005, in order to facilitate the development of the creation of her artistic work. daela is currently under the fiscal sponsorship of New York Live Arts.

Bartosik’s work has been commissioned and presented by Danceplace (2017), American Dance Festival (2017), The Chocolate Factory Theater (2017), New York Live Arts, Dance Theater Workshop, Gibney Dance, Abrons Art Center; The Yard,  MASS MoCA/Jacob’s Pillow, Danspace Project, French Institute Alliance Francaise’s Crossing the Line Festival, Festival Rencontres Chorégraphique Internationales de Seine-Saint Denis (France), Artdanthe Festival (France), BEAT Festival, The Kitchen, La Mama, Mount Tremper Arts, and Movement Research.

Bartosik has received support for her choreographic work from the Jerome Foundation; FUSED (French-US Exchange in Dance), a program of the New England Foundation for the Arts in partnership with The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French American Cultural Exchange; Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, USArtists International; New York Foundation for the Arts, Building Up Infrastructure Levels for Dance (BUILD); MAP Fund; American Dance Abroad; New Music USA, Live Music for Dance; and Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Grants to Artists (nomination only) and Emergency Grants.  Bartosik was a 2015 Merce Cunningham Fellow and is a 2016 Gibney Dance DiP Residence Artist.

She was a guest artist/faculty at Princeton University (Fall 2016), University of North Carolina School for the Arts (2013), Arizona State University’s Hergberger Institute for Design and the Arts(2014), Purchase College (2014, 2015), and Colorado College (2015).

Photo: Ian Douglas



Kimberly Bartosik/daela is an ensemble of performers and designers working under the artistic leadership of choreographer and dancer Kimberly Bartosik. The organization, working on a project-to-project basis, is dedicated to creating viscerally provocative performance projects built upon the development of a virtuosic movement language, rigorous conceptual explorations, and the creation of highly theatricalized environments.

© 2023 Kimberly Bartosik/daela.