Peter Kyle, photo by Tom CaravagliaPETER KYLE is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, filmmaker and Artistic Director of Peter Kyle Dance. Hailed by Clive Barnes as “splendid” and by Murray Louis as “an artist of the most gifted kind,” he toured internationally as a soloist with Nikolais and Murray Louis Dance between 1992-1994 and 1996-1999. He has also performed with Mark Morris Dance Group, Erick Hawkins Dance Company, Gina Gibney Dance and the theater company Pacific Performance Project/east, among others. Mr. Kyle’s choreography has been commissioned and/or performed in theaters and festivals throughout the United States and across Europe in Norway, Scotland, Germany, and Cyprus. Peter Kyle Dance, launched in 2006 to further the art of dance through collaboration has been seen at venues throughout New York City including the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, Abrons Arts Center, Dance New Amsterdam, Joyce SoHo, Symphony Space, and One Arm Red, among others. In 2008 Mr. Kyle choreographed The Only Tribe, a multi-media performance event at 3LD Art & Technology Center, which Time Out New York called, “exquisitely choreographed.” In November he traveled with collaborator James Bigbee Garver to Hong Kong, Macau, and Guangzhou, China to install his ongoing Tiny Dance Film Series at the Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival. Mr. Kyle is the recipient of awards from the Concours Internationale de Danse de Paris, and grants from the Pittsburgh Dance Council, Simpson Center for the Humanities, the Washington State Arts Commission, the American Music Center’s Live Music for Dance Program, and New York Foundation for the Arts. He is a proud member of the Board of Directors at Triskelion Arts, a performing arts center in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. A highly regarded educator, Mr. Kyle was selected to join the Fulbright Specialists Roster in 2011, through which he will continue to seek out projects with institutional partners across the globe. In addition he teaches at Sarah Lawrence College, Marymount Manhattan College, HB Studio, the Nikolais/Louis Summer Intensive, the annual  Slow Tempo workshop at Bearnstow, and he conducts residencies and workshops internationally. Mr. Kyle holds a BA in Dance and German Area Studies from Kenyon College and an MFA in Dance from University of Washington.

Peter Kyle Dance is a 2011 recipient of Building Up Infrastructure Levels for Dance (BUILD), a program of The New York Foundation for the Arts. BUILD is made possible through the generous support of the Booth Ferris Foundation, the JP Morgan Chase Foundation, The Lambent Foundation and the Harkness Foundation for Dance.