Main content

Kevin Wynn

Associate Professor Emeritus of Dance

Kevin Wynn received his early training in Washington, D.C., at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts and Workshops for Careers in the Arts. He continued his studies at Cal Arts and the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College. As a dancer, he was honored to have worked with the José Limón Dance Company, Dianne McIntyre’s Sounds in Motion Dance Company, Mel Wong, Daniel Nagrin, Jacques d’Amboise, Kazuko Hirabayashi, and Warren Spears, among others.

New York City venues that have produced Wynn’s work include the Joyce Theater, Danspace Project at St. Marks Church, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, the Harkness Dance Festival, Symphony Space, Movement Research at Judson Church, The Thelma Hill Performing Arts Series, Downtown Cultural Arts Council, 14th Street Y Educational Alliance Center, P.S. 122, Harlem Cultural Council, D.T.W., Evolving Arts Theater, Riverside Church, D.R.A., Harlem Dance Foundation, and City Center.

His work has been commissioned by Ailey II, Kristina de Chatel Dance Company of Holland, Singapore Dance Ensemble, Nordans of Sweden, Dallas Black Dance Theater, Carte Blanche of Norway, Lab Co., San Diego Dance Theater, Houston Met, Dance Alloy, In The Company of Men, Theater Artaud, The Navarro Dance Company of Milan, Edgeworks Dance Theater, Mafata Dance Company, The Open-End Theater of Rome, DRA Fire Island Dance Festival, Déjà vu Dance Theater, Pick-of-the-Crop Dance Company, Esais Dance Theater, EBA Dance Works, and the Next Stage Project in New York/Holland.

An international teacher/choreographer with a commitment to art in education, Wynn has been commissioned by the London Contemporary Dance Center, the Amsterdam Dance Academy, Tisch School of the Arts, 2nd Ave. Dance Company, Rotterdam Dance Academy, North Carolina School of the Arts, Ailey/Fordham BFA program, Dance in Education Fund, Yale University, Boston Conservatory of the Arts, San Diego State University, Brown University, Gothenburg Academy, University of Colorado in Boulder, UCLA, American Ballet Theater Intensive, Joffery Contemporary and Jazz Intensive, Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College, and the Bat-Dor Dance School of Tel Aviv, among others.

His work has represented the U.S. in the Hong Kong International Festival of Dance Academies; The Amsterdam, Holland International Theaterdance Festival; The Taipei, Taiwan International Festival of Dance Academies; Beijing, China International Festival of Dance Academies; La Baule, France Recontres Internationales De La Dance Festival; Dusseldorf–Global Dance, and the International Arts Festival in Nanjing, China.

Wynn has completed residencies in Belgium, Italy, Germany, Korea, Holland, Israel, London, Switzerland, Trinidad, France, Sweden, Taiwan, Norway, and China, and throughout the United States.

His awards include fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Harkness Foundation, and an award of appreciation for unprecedented commitment through the years to D.R.A. (Dancers Responding to Aids).

Wynn is a part-time, tenured associate professor at the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College and is on the faculty of the Alvin Ailey/Fordham University BFA program.