Kayla Schiltgen is a multidisciplinary artist working at the intersections of dance and film to create screendance that mediates the complex nature of awe. In 2010 Kayla graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BA in Dance and has worked professionally in her field for 16 years. Before moving to Two Harbors, Minnesota in 2018, where Kayla currently practices, she worked in the Twin Cities as a dancer and choreographer performing with Paula Mann, Eclectic Edge Ensemble, Alternative Motion Project, Erinn Liebhard, Becca Cerra, and Kinetic Evolutions. Kayla’s live choreographic work has been presented at the Walker Art Center, the Southern Theater, Tek Box, Teatro Zuccone, several Minnesota Fringe Festivals, Dances on the Lakewalk, and Dances at the Lake Festival among others and her screendance work has been presented at festivals locally, nationally and internationally. Presently Kayla is in the midst of a project supported by the Minnesota State Arts Board exploring screendance in the landscape as a catalyst for compassion and environmental conservation and creating a new work titled object permanence which is funded by the generous patrons of her CSA (Community Supported Art). Along with her partner, Kayla also owns and operates Wildhaven, a sustainable lodging retreat dedicated to connecting people and planet through rest and creativity on Minnesota’s North Shore.