Kyle Abraham is a current City Fellow and 2013 MacArthur Fellow who began his dance training at the Civiv Light Opera Academy and the Creative and Performing Arts High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He continued his dance studies in New York, receiving a BFA from SUNY Purchase and an MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
In November 2012, Abraham was named the newly appointed New York Live Arts Resident Commissioned Artist for 2012-2014. Just one month later, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Premiered Abraham’s newest work, Another Night, to rave reviews.
In 2010, Abraham received a prestigious Bessie Award for Outstanding Performance in Dance for his work in The Radio Show and a Princess Grace Award for Choreography in 2010. The previous year, he was selected as one of Dance Magazine’s 25 To Watch for 2009.
Kyle Abraham was at CADD (Collegium for African Diaspora Dance) and was dropping knowledge to young artist.
References: Duke Performances Present Playbill. http://www.abrahaminmotion.org. YouTube.