Bard Faculty

Peter 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. 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, Works/Laura Glenn 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, Cyprus, Mexico, and China. He has taught dance or served as visiting artist at Marymount Manhattan College, Sarah Lawrence College, University of Washington, Cornish College of the Arts, Kenyon College, and the Nikolais/Louis Summer Intensive, among many others, and has conducted workshops and residencies internationally. He is Associate Director at Bearnstow, in Maine, a summer retreat dedicated to exploring the natural environment through the lens of the creative arts and sciences. His Tiny Dance Film Series has been installed at festivals, galleries, and theaters internationally since 2006. His short film, crowd SEEN, was an official selection in the 2017 Dance on Camera Festival at Lincoln Center. 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, U.S. Embassy in China, New York Foundation for the Arts, Mertz Gilmore Foundation via Triskelion Arts, and Fulbright Specialist Program (Ukraine). He is also a corecipient of a Public Diplomacy grant from the U.S. Embassy in Kiev, Ukraine. At Bard since 2012.


  • Research Interests: dance pedagogy; interdisciplinary collaboration and performance; multisensory integration; translation; international exchange
  • Teaching Interests: modern/contemporary dance technique (all levels); dance composition; dance performance; improvisation; dance production
  • Other Interests: dance aesthetics; music for dance; movement for actors


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