Kyle Mullins, artistic director
Kyle Mullins is a dance artist based in Kansas City, MO. He is a current Charlotte Street Foundation Studio Resident and producer of Charlotte Street’s Making Moves series. He is the producer for the Kansas city NACHMO hub, teaches professional level modern at City in Motion, and artistic director of Cerca Trova. Current projects include The Ted Shawn Project, Oh Say Can You See, and untitled collaboration with artist Susan White, and a new piece of dance theater to premiere summer 2019.
His early training was at Miller Marley School of Dance and Voice, and he then went on to the University of Arizona where he earned his BFA in Dance. While studying in Arizona he was awarded a summer scholarship to Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, Lou Conte’s (studying with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago) and a summer apprenticeship to River North Jazz Dance Chicago. He later went on to earn his MFA in Dance from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts as a Dean’s Fellow.
While working in New York City, he had the pleasure of dancing with the Steps Repertory Ensemble, dre.dance, Nicholas Andre Dance, Bill Young/Colleen Thomas and Dancers, The Chase Brock Experience, and York Dance Works. He has worked with Crystal Pite, Donald Byrd, Benoit-Swan Pouffer, Aszure Barton, Sean Curran, Camille A. Brown, Nathan Trice, Cherice Barton, Andrea Miller, Larry Keigwin, Shannon Gillen Nathan Trice, Zvi Gotheiner, Gregory Dolbashian, Mindy Upin, and Elizabeth Coker.
Since relocating back to Kansas City, he has had the pleasure to perform works by Mary Pat Henry, Gary Abbott, Shapiro and Smith, and Kevin Iyega Jeff with Wylliams Henry Contemporary Dance Company. He was most recently involved with the Passing Project with Tracy Penfield and Tamara Pullman, which premiered in Vermont in 2018.
As a choreographer, he has most notably choreographed the Off Broadway production of “Triassic Parq: The Musical”, for which he was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Choreography. He has shown work at Steps on Broadway, BC Beat, Triskelion Arts, and the Jack Crystal Theater. He has choreographed several musicals for the New York Fringe Festival, Capital Fringe Festival (DC) and Vital Theater Company (NYC) as well as Music Theatre Kansas City. He has been commissioned to create a new work for City In Motion Dance Theater for their 2018-19 season.
Kyle currently teaches at City in Motion in midtown Kansas City. He has previously served on faculty at Miller Marley School of Dance and Voice and with Kansas City Ballet’s R.O.A.D. Program. He has taught contemporary dance at Steps on Broadway, Gibney Dance, and at studios throughout the Tri-State Area and Midwest. He also taught with the Hudson Guild in NYC, a continuing outreach program he co-founded, and has taught children in Cape Town, South Africa with Ikapa Dance Theater.