Philippa Myler, Instructor
Born in Shoreline, WA, Philippa Myler is a freelance contemporary dance artist trained in ballet, modern, jazz, tap, and hip hop from age four. Philippa is currently a core company member of Karin Stevens Dance and Associate Director of Ktisk Contemporary Dance. She has danced for Anna O’Conner, Nathan Blackwell, Sarah Kathryn-Olds, Xaviera Vandermay, Coleman Pester, and Pat Graney in Seattle, in addition to choreographers Barbara Bourget, Jay Hirabayashi, Kim Robards, and Carlos Sandoval in Vancouver, BC; Denver, CO; and Berlin, DE. In 2013, she spent an inspirational two months in as Artist in Residence with Fiji’s VOU Dance, performing, teaching, and choreographing on the company. After graduating with a BA in dance and a BFA in English from Simon Fraser University, Myler co-founded the collective Triadic Dance Works, which has performed original works in Canada and abroad. Philippa avidly pursues knowledge of many different ways of moving, including African dance, the traditional dance forms of the Pacific Islands, capoeira, aerial silks, and contact improvisation. Philippa loves to share her lifelong passion for dance with the next generation by teaching creative movement, contemporary modern, jazz, hip hop, and ballet to students of all ages. She is also a staff writer for SeattleDances.