Kyleigh Brine

Associate Faculty


Kyleigh Brine grew up in California. She earned a MFA in Choreography at Wilson College and a BFA in dance from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Kyleigh has served as an intern for Dr. Carol Press, History of Dance Professor. She was awarded the Dance Education Laboratory Scholarship, which extended her education and training in New York (2013), the Patricia Sparrow Scholarship to further her dance studies in New York (2014), and the Emerging Choreographer Award (2015) presented by Professor Mira Kingsley. Kyleighs’ choreographic work has been awarded on the National Level, commissioned for shows such as Teen Dance Star (2017), and adjudicated at the American College Dance Association western region concert (2019). Recently, her film, place, has been selected for multiple film festivals and was awarded as a finalist for the Serbest International Film Festival. She was also selected as an artist in residence to create a new work for Safe House Arts in San Francisco this past fall. Kyleigh has served as a mentor and choreographer with an arts non-profit organization, the Arts Mentorship Program and Mentor for Wilson College Undergraduate Dance Concert, Orchesis. Currently, she is a Professor at San José State University teaching Modern, Jazz, Ballet and Tap technique. Kyleigh has danced professionally with CORE contemporary dance, Comedian Hannibal Buress, Printz Dance Project (SF) and is delighted to be currently dancing for Limón based company under the direction of Gary Masters and Maria Basile, sjDANCEco.