Ken's work challenged me and the other dancers to move in ways we had not explored before. He helped me to connect with my partner in ways I have taken with me into future pieces, whether classical or contemporary. Truly grateful to Ken for pushing us and believing in us!
Ken's commitment to the artistic process as much as the artistic product makes him an exceptional collaborator. He has a unique way of calmly pushing the dancers beyond their limits and creating an environment where dancers feel comfortable doing so. I am beyond honored to present his work here and look forward to many more.
Kathleen Breen Combes - Director, Ballet Rhode Island
Ossola's honest and human approach to his vision has always drawn me into his work. Being part of Ken’s creation has been a treasured gift. He brings a keen eye, deep knowledge, and the power of his movement to ignite a dancer's desire to move. Ossola evolves a sense of curiosity and drama that is engaging, inspiring, and mesmerizing. As a collaborator, he is generous in allowing the artist to inspire his vision and vice versa. It is a special partnership that allows for beauty to come through his work. I have kept my experiences with Ossola in a special place in my career. It is a dream for any artist to feel and be seen as your authentic self within a choreographer's vision to explore and grow. I look forward to many more creations from Ken for the dance community, and I hope audiences worldwide will continue to be captivated by Ossola's vision.
Boston Ballet Principal Dancer- John Lam
Ken Ossola creates the ideal work environment. His manner of working is calm and productive, facilitating an intellectual and interesting creative process. His use of language allows you to truly discover new movement qualities and he challenges his dancers both technically and artistically. He is genuinely interested in seeing how the dancer interprets his ideas and commits to artistically developing not only his work, but each dancer individually.
Ken Ossola is the ideal collaborator. His trust, kindness and commitment to creating a unique choreographic journey for audiences has inspired me to create work that feels authentic to the world we live in today.
Incredible choreographer and wonderful to work with. We have reveived Ken Ossola for 2 times already having performed a creation from him. Its a pleasure to have him in the studio and all the dancers were very happy to dance is works and to work with him in the studio.
Ricardo Runa - Artistic Director of Kayzer Ballet. Portugal.