Regina Klenjoski is a creator, performer, educator and advocate of contemporary dance and community engagement through the arts. Passionate about the moving body with a thirst for communication through dance, the Macedonian-born choreographer creates deeply personal works that examine our search for intimacy in contemporary society.
Recognized by the Los Angeles Times as “a dynamic, graceful and indefatigable presence who appears to have it all,” she has created 39 works for Regina Klenjoski Dance Company and collaborated with many national and international artists in music, set design, costume and film. Her work has received numerous awards including two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, multiple awards from the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, Mid-America Arts Alliance, Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, Wichita Arts Council, four Choreography awards from the prestigious Dance Under the Stars Choreography Festival and 26 Lester Horton Dance Award nominations for achievement in choreography, costume, music and lighting design. She received a 2008 Distinguished Alumni Award from her alma mater, Ohio University, was a 2003 Long Beach Public Corporation for the Arts Fellow.
Klenjoski was honored with an Excellence in Arts Award from the City of Torrance for her contributions to the community through “Dancing with RKDC,” RKDC’s dance education program that has served over 23,000 students since 1999. Klenjoski’s work has been commissioned by numerous institutions and for the past 28 years has been presented throughout Southern California, the Midwest, New York and internationally in Paris and at Festival d’Avignon. She currently teaches dance, improvisation and somatics at Wichita State University and directs Regina Klenjoski Dance Company, a duel-state (CA and KS) arts organization.