Kim Brooks Mata

Kim Brooks Mata
Lecturer, Head and Artistic Director of Dance

Kim Brooks Mata has studied dance both nationally and internationally.  After having received her BA degree in Art History with a minor in Dance from the University of Kentucky, she studied at the Rotterdam Dance Academy in the Netherlands.  Upon her return from Europe, Kim attended the University of Utah where she received her M.F.A. in Modern Dance Performance.  She is a certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst (CLMA) and incorporates this valuable system into her teaching, performing, and choreographic endeavors.

Kim has performed professionally with multiple companies throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and her choreography has been performed in Kentucky, Utah, California, Illinois and Virginia.  She has taught in various capacities at the University of Utah, California State University East Bay, the University of San Francisco, and the University of Chicago.  Kim is enjoying her role as Head and Artistic Director of the Dance Minor program at the University of Virginia and is thrilled to be fully invested in teaching and sharing her passion for dance while facilitating students’ development into well-rounded and engaged artists capable of successfully manifesting their personal and artistic visions.