History

Since its formal launch in 2006 at the historic Abrons Arts Center / Henry Street Settlement, Peter Kyle Dance has performed and conducted many projects at venues in New York City, across the United States, throughout Europe, in Mexico, and has twice completed commissioned works in China. The exciting and refreshing blend of excellent dancing with rich, innovative choreography engages audiences that are both familiar with contemporary dance and those that are brand new to the art form. Forging new collaborative territory with innovative creative partners in theater, dance, music, visual art, film, sound design, couture fashion, digital and video art, choreographer/Artistic Director Peter Kyle continues to lead his company amid a vibrant global dance and performance community. Drawing on years of experience as a performer with some of the world’s premier modern dance companies including Nikolais & Murray Louis Dance, Mark Morris Dance Group, and Erick Hawkins Dance Company, Peter has received grants and/or awards from Concours Internationale de Danse de Paris, Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities, the Washington State Arts Commission, the American Music Center, Mertz Gilmore Foundation via Triskelion Arts, as well as rehearsal and/or development residencies from One Arm Red, Abrons Arts Center, Studio 5-2/Gina Gibney Dance, 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center,  and Artward Bound. A highly regarded educator, conducting national and international teaching residencies and workshops, Peter has taught thousands of students from elementary school to the professional level. Funded by the U.S. Department of State, Peter received a 2016 Fulbright Specialist Grant that took him to Kiev, Ukraine where he was hosted by the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine.