Tayler Kinner (she/her) grew up in the cornfields of Springfield, IL. She holds a BFA in Dance and a minor in Advertising & Marketing Communications from Webster University, graduating with departmental honors. Tayler moved back to the St. Louis area in Fall 2020 after spending four years in San Francisco working as a teacher, performer, and choreographer. While in San Francisco, she was fortunate enough to work with contemporary and dance theater based companies including RAWdance, Alyssandra Katherine Dance, Tim Rubel Human Shakes, KWENTO, and several independent artists. She has performed in New York, Berlin, St. Louis, and throughout the Bay Area. Tayler is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Big Plate Dance, using improvisation to bring spontaneous and joyful works to audiences. Big Plate Dance was privileged to receive a residency at SAFEhouse Arts and honored to be one of five artists chosen to take part in ODC's Pilot 72 program. Since returning to St. Louis, she has rejoined Karlovsky & Company Dance and looks forward to their upcoming season. Tayler has been teaching dance for over a decade and finds great joy in sharing her love of movement with others.