Originally from Santa Fe, NM, Khala Brannigan began her dance training at age seven. After graduating high school, Brannigan attended Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet Training Program in San Francisco, CA from 2011-2013. Upon completion of the program, Brannigan was selected as a resident choreographer with SAFEHouse Arts for the next six years. She became a certified GYROTONIC® instructor in 2013, and her first 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training took place in Rishikesh, India, with World Peace Yoga School in 2015. Throughout her time in San Francisco, she received awards from Zellerbach Family Foundation, Dancer’s Group CA$H Grant and presented full evening works at large scale venues such as ODC
Theater, Joe Goode Annex, Z Space, and more. Brannigan’s work was presentedin multiple local festivals including SF Dance Film Festival and Summer Performance Festival. Brannigan was a company member with Robert Moses’ Kin from 2016-2019, choreographing for the company’s summer intensives, and also taught for Lines Ballet’s community outreach programs. Since relocating to New York in 2019, Brannigan participated in a choreographic fellowship with Sidra Bell Dance New York, guested with Soluq Dance Theater, and presented work at Peridance Capezio Center, Three’s Brewing, Arts on Site, and in September 2021, an evening length work at The Woods Performance Space. She is currently working towards another evening length piece titled “Wild Flesh,” teaches for Dancewave’s community programs, is a certified GYROTONIC® instructor at Movement Beyond in Soho, and also teaches yoga at Kula Yoga in Williamsburg.