photo by Andrew T Foster
       
     
 photo by Andrew T Foster
       
     
 photo by Ab Sesay
       
     
 photo by Cliff Baise
       
     
 photo by Greg Haerling
       
     
 photo by Greg Haerling
       
     
 photo by Greg Haerling
       
     
  Introspection   photo by Galo Delgado
       
     
  Introspection   photo by Galo Delgado
       
     
  Lyra En Vega  - Ballet Inc  photo by Jaqlin Medlock
       
     
  Examinis  - Ballet Inc  photo by Katie Ging
       
     
 Huff This!  photo by Andrew T Foster
       
     
 Webster Hall
       
     
 Webster Hall
       
     
  Wonderland  - Indelible Dance
       
     
 photo by Greg Haerling
       
     
kyla_immersive_huffthis_rehearsal.jpg
       
     
 photo by Šara Stranovsky
       
     
 photo by Šara Stranovsky   
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
performance

I create thought-provoking experiences for my audience, often blending aerial and dance. I'm passionate about producing site-specific and transmedia works. My dance-aerial piece "been thinking..." was voted audience favorite at the NYC10 spring 2014 festival. Creating custom performances is a specialty of mine; my work includes a spy-themed aerial ballet for the SpyGirl Pictures launch party, a site-specific dance for an art opening, a 1920's-inspired aerial fabric act for a wedding, contemporary ballet and aerial collaborations with Ballet Inc, site specific choreography featuring a cast of twelve for the Wix IPO party, and original aerial pieces for the bands Cordis, Earthside, and Huff This.

I've performed with numerous renowned ballet and modern dance companies, including Ballet Tech, Elisa Monte Dance, Battery Dance Company, C. Eule Dance, Dzul Dance, White Wave Dance Company, Ballet Inc, and Indelible Dance. I've worked with a wide range of choreographers and have appeared at venues of all kinds, all over the world. I frequently work with productions that combine my dance and aerial skills. I appear regularly in the air at top nightlife venues in NYC including The Box, The Slipper Room, and House of YES. I'm a founding member of contemporary circus company ABCirque and perform with aerial partner Sylvana Tapia as RAVEN.

Visit my twitter feed for information about upcoming performances.

       
     
aerial

As an aerialist I've performed in the US, South Korea, Mexico, and the United Arab Emirates in a wide range of venues, productions, and special events. I especially love combining aerial with dance, theater, and live music.

       
     
choreography

I create thought-provoking experiences for my audience, often blending aerial and dance. I'm passionate about producing site-specific and transmedia works. My dance-aerial piece "been thinking..." was voted audience favorite at the NYC10 spring 2014 festival. Creating custom performances is a specialty of mine; my work includes a spy-themed aerial ballet for the SpyGirl Pictures launch party, a site-specific dance for an art opening, a 1920's-inspired aerial fabric act for a wedding, contemporary ballet and aerial collaborations with Ballet Inc, site specific choreography featuring a cast of twelve for the Wix IPO party, and original aerial and dance pieces for the bands Cordis, Earthside, and Huff This.

       
     
Kyla - Silks "When I Get Low I Get High" Ziegfeld's Midnight Frolic

"When I Get Low I Get High"

choreographed & performed for Ziegfeld's Midnight Frolic, produced by Speakeasy Dollhouse at the Liberty Theater in NYC

       
     
       
     
 photo by Andrew T Foster
       
     

photo by Andrew T Foster

 photo by Andrew T Foster
       
     

photo by Andrew T Foster

 photo by Ab Sesay
       
     

photo by Ab Sesay

 photo by Cliff Baise
       
     

photo by Cliff Baise

 photo by Greg Haerling
       
     

photo by Greg Haerling

 photo by Greg Haerling
       
     

photo by Greg Haerling

 photo by Greg Haerling
       
     

photo by Greg Haerling

  Introspection   photo by Galo Delgado
       
     

Introspection

photo by Galo Delgado

  Introspection   photo by Galo Delgado
       
     

Introspection

photo by Galo Delgado

  Lyra En Vega  - Ballet Inc  photo by Jaqlin Medlock
       
     

Lyra En Vega - Ballet Inc

photo by Jaqlin Medlock

  Examinis  - Ballet Inc  photo by Katie Ging
       
     

Examinis - Ballet Inc

photo by Katie Ging

 Huff This!  photo by Andrew T Foster
       
     

Huff This!

photo by Andrew T Foster

 Webster Hall
       
     

Webster Hall

 Webster Hall
       
     

Webster Hall

  Wonderland  - Indelible Dance
       
     

Wonderland - Indelible Dance

 photo by Greg Haerling
       
     

photo by Greg Haerling

kyla_immersive_huffthis_rehearsal.jpg
       
     
 photo by Šara Stranovsky
       
     

photo by Šara Stranovsky

 photo by Šara Stranovsky   
       
     

photo by Šara Stranovsky

 

       
     
Kyla Ernst-Alper - Let Me Into Your Heart

choreography & performance by Kyla Ernst-Alper

performed at The Muse with ABCirque

costume by Roxie Valdez

music: Me & Your Mama by Childish Gambino

       
     
Can't Hotline Bling Together

Can't Hotline Bling Together

choreography & performance by Kyla Ernst-Alper at The Muse Brooklyn

remix by beepia.ms

       
     
Earthside - Mob Mentality feat. Lajon Witherspoon & MSSO

co-choreographer, dancer, aerialist

       
     
The Night of Forbidden Delight at Arka Room - Kyla

Produced by Evgeniya Entertainment at Arka Room

video by Michael Tosner

       
     
Something About You - aerial fabric at The Syren Review

Something About You

choreography & performance by Kyla Ernst-Alper

performed in the Syren Review at the Slipper Room

costume by Lorna Laurentino