Kyle Abraham

Trustee

USA Ford Fellow, 2012


Hailed as a major voice in dance, dancer and choreographer Kyle Abraham’s work is influenced by hip-hop culture and his early studies of the classical cello, piano, and the visual arts. He has stated that, “the goal and perspective of my movement is to create a personalized documentation of my life as a black-gay-man.” Abraham is the Artistic Director and founder of his company, Abraham.In.Motion, in 2006. He has presented his choreography throughout the United States and abroad, and performed with many acclaimed modern dance companies, including the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.

Abraham is a 2016 Doris Duke Award recipient, a 2015 City Center Choreographer in residence, and a 2013 MacArthur Fellow. Previous awards include a Creative Capital grantee a Jacob's Pillow Dance Award (2012), and a Bessie Award for Outstanding Performance in Dance (2010).