Bard Faculty

Peter K. Kyle

Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance

Primary Academic Program: Dance


B.A., Kenyon College; M.F.A., University of Washington. Dancer, choreographer, filmmaker, and artistic director of Peter Kyle Dance. Influential instructors include Murray Louis, who described Kyle as β€œan artist of the most gifted kind,” Alwin Nikolais, Mark Morris, Daniel Nagrin, and others, in modern dance; Jocelyn Lorenz, Hannah C. Wiley, and Christine Wright, in ballet; and Michael Pili Pang, in hula. He toured internationally with Nikolais and Murray Louis Dance (1992–94, 1996–99), and has performed professionally with Mark Morris Dance Group, Erick Hawkins Dance Company, Gina Gibney Dance, and the theater company Pacific Performance Project/east, among others. His choreography has been commissioned and/or performed in theaters and festivals throughout the United States and internationally in Norway, Scotland, Germany, and Cyprus. Has taught dance or served as visiting artist at Marymount Manhattan College, Sarah Lawrence College, Kenyon College, Nikolais/Louis Summer Intensive, Eastern Michigan University, Kent State University, and Dance New Amsterdam, among others, and has conducted workshops and residencies internationally. He is a member of the Board of Directors at Triskelion Arts, Brooklyn, and a member of the Nikolais Legacy Group. Awards and grants from the Concours Internationale de Danse de Paris, New York Foundation for the Arts, Pittsburgh Dance Council, Washington State Arts Commision, American Music Center Live Music for Dance Program, and others. In 2011, he was selected to join the Fulbright Specialists Roster. At Bard since 2012.


  • Teaching Interests: modern/contemporary dance technique (all levels) ; dance composition; dance performance; improvisation; dance production
  • Other Interests: dance aesthetics; dance appreciation; music for dance; movement for actors


Phone: 845-758-6822