• New York


159 103rd Street
New York
New York
United States

About Us

Our History

BARKIN/SELISSEN PROJECT (“B/S P”), a New York City based contemporary dance company founded in 2009, presents the choreography of Artistic Directors Kyla Barkin and Aaron Selissen through live performance and workshops.

B/S P engages diverse audiences, providing connection to art and movement by holding performances and workshops worldwide. The company has toured to 19 cities in 5 countries and created 21 pieces including five evening length works. Highlights are Jacob’s Pillow, SUNY Stony Brook’s Staller Center, West End Theater, Bryant Park, 92ndSt Y, Jazz at Lincoln Center and EICC in Scotland as part of Booking Dance and Fringe Festivals where B/S P received critical acclaim. Collaborations of note are with Reggie Watts in Sally Taylor’s ConSenses, Jim Simons and Sirius String Quartet on Differential Cohomology, and Martinus Miroto for Body in Between live 3D Hologram performances in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Some workshops include Hartford Performs, Balance 1 Academy Berlin, Limón Professional Studies Program, and Wilson College as the 2017 Summer AIR.

Our Culture

The company strives to remove barriers and create a shared experience between the creative team and audience members allowing for a more inclusive and memorable event. With articulate nuance and explosive athleticism, B/S P’s collaborative style infuses fresh perspective on subjects ranging from mathematics to the complexities of human nature. 

  • We value strong leadership with a respectful collaborative approach, the ability to generate excitement and work expediently in the interest of advancing the whole.
  • We invite the input and special skills of our team, regularly sharing information to further the knowledge of all.
  • By encouraging awareness and individuality we cultivate the ability to articulate positions and engage in thoughtful exchanges.
  • We view each rehearsal, interaction, and moment as an opportunity for an adventure and learning. Listening and reflection play important roles in determining how to best allow the company to evolve. 

Our Future

The next three years will be integral in laying the foundation for programming and initiatives that will support growth toward the multi-functional day and night center we plan to build. While continuing to produce artistic and educational programming, we will establish a physical space for rehearsals, classes, convening, social action programs, events, and a variety of other activities. These continued and expanded programs will utilize the work, the company’s skills and collaboration as a vehicle to serve and connect diverse and unsuspecting communities in a uniquely inspiring environment. 

B/S P is seeking a Managing Director/Development Director to shepherd the company through an important transitional period toward growth and the fulfillment of the company’s long-term vision. We are currently at a crossroads, poised for a leap to a new level of integrating our mission and programs into the creation of a multi-service physical space that provides access to movement-inspired experiences.