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Adam McKinney

DNAWorks
Co-Director of DNAWORKS, Adam McKinney is a classically trained dancer and former member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Béjart Ballet Lausanne, and Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet. Adam has taught master dance classes in the U.S., Hungary, Indonesia, England, Ghana, South Africa, and Israel, and has organized programs on social justice and the Arts with a long list of organizational partners, including Ghana's National School for the Deaf, Ghana State Mental Hospital, and City Ballet Theater, Milwaukee, WI. In 2006, Adam served as a US Embassy Culture Connect Envoy in South Africa and co-choreographed Pretending to be Something, Now Coming from Nothing with Agulhas Theatre Works, a mixed abilities contemporary dance company in South Africa. Adam's awards include Career Transition for Dancers grants, the NYU President's Service Award for his work with the Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center (NYC), a Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant and Gallatin (NYU) Jewish Arts grants for work with Ethiopian communities in Israel, and the Bronfman Jewish Artist Fellowship for his genealogical dance work HaMapah/The Map. His choreographed works have been performed in Indonesia, Italy, Serbia, South Africa, and Israel.  Named one of the most influential African-Americans in Milwaukee by St. Vincent DePaul in 2000, Adam holds an M.A. in Dance Studies with concentrations in Race and Trauma theories.  He is currently Chair of the Dance Department at the New Mexico School for the Arts, Santa Fe.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, March 5
 

8:30am

 
Thursday, March 6
 

10:30am

 
Friday, March 7
 

4:00pm