DeAnna Pellecchia, Artistic Director / Choreographer of KAIROS Dance Theater, is an award-winning dance-maker, creating and performing critically acclaimed dance works which have toured locally, nationally and internationally.
DeAnna’s work as an artist is built around the empowering experience of creating movement, sharing stories, building connections, and using the body as an instrument of beauty and expression. She is committed to making powerful works of performance art that engage, inspire and transform audience and performers alike.
DeAnna Pellecchia has been recognized as one of Boston’s “finest artists”. As a trained dancer, choreographer, and aerialist DeAnna has been featured in rodeos, operas, plays, fashion shows, books, movies and music videos; and magazines/publications including STUFF Magazine, Dance Magazine, Contact Quarterly, Backstage Magazine, The Boston Globe, and The Boston Herald, among others. She has shared the stage with Chuck D and Flavor Flav of Pubic Enemy; Roger Miller of Mission of Burma / Alloy Orchestra; Dina Finai of Trans-Siberian Orchestra; and Grammy-nominated musicians Dave Eggar, Kenny Werner and Joshua Pierce. She has performed at venues throughout the United States including The Kennedy Performing Arts Center in Washington D.C., The Los Angeles Convention Center, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Dance Theater Workshop in NYC, and the Burning Man Festival in the Nevada desert. DeAnna has also toured throughout India, performing and teaching in Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kerala and Bangalore at venues including the National School of Drama, Abhinaya Theater, and Alliance Francaise.
DeAnna is a principal dancer with internationally acclaimed Paula Josa-Jones / Performance Works (since 2000). She has also danced with Bennett Dance Company, ANIKAYA Dance Theater, Kinodance Company, Nicola Hawkins Dance, Anna Myer &
Dancers and Heidi Latsky Dance.
Ms. Pellecchia received a B.A. in Dance / Performance with a dual minor in Business Management and Latin from Roger Williams University. She currently resides on dance faculty at Boston University and Boston Ballet. She has also taught at Boston Conservatory, Simmons College, Mount Holyoke College, Dean College, Salem State University, Massachusetts College of Art, Concord Academy, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, Cambridge School of Weston, Russia’s Evolution Dance Project and India’s National School of Drama and the University of Calicut, among others. Her work with teens while in residence at URBANO Project received recognition from President Obama’s Committee on Arts & Humanities as one of the top 50 exceptional youth programs in the U.S. for their work in presenting rich learning opportunities to young people in the field of arts. Her curriculum for creating collaborative performance projects with teenagers, was chosen for publication in a special issue of Harvard’s Educational Review.
KAIROS Dance Theater’s immersive, multi-sensory performances have been
featured as a ‘Critic’s Pick’ fifteen times by the Boston Globe. The company’s work has been produced throughout New England and in New York, Korea, France and Russia at galleries, museums, theaters, and site-specific venues including Boston University, Tufts University, Curry College, Roger Williams University, Medicine Wheel Productions, Provincetown Dance Festival, Booking Dance Festival (NYC) / Jazz at Lincoln Center, Cotuit Center for the Arts, Boston Cyber Arts Festival, Boston Exhibition & Convention Center, Lawn on D, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Charles Street Playhouse / Broadway Across America, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy in partnership with Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston Center for the Arts, Critical Moves Performance Series, ARTBEAT & Dancing In The Streets / Somerville Arts Council, URBANO Project, Jose Mateo’s Dance for World Community Day, HATCH Presenting Series (NYC), and its invitation-only follow-up series HATCHED (NYC), University Settlement (NYC), National Convention of Artists & Innovators / Cue Ball Capital, Busan Biennale (Korea), ZOU! Arts Festival (France), Compass Theater (Russia), Massachusetts Dance Festival, Nave Gallery, Dance Complex, Green Street Studios and Strand Theatre. KAIROS has received funding from New England Foundation for the Arts and Boston Dance Alliance; and has been in residence at Dance Complex, Roger Williams University, Medicine Wheel Productions, URBANO Project, Newton Country Day School and Boston Center for the Arts.