Adam McKinney is the Chair of the Dance Department at New Mexico School for the Arts in Santa Fe, NM. He is also the co-director of DNAWORKS, an arts and service organization committed to healing through the arts and dialogue (www.dnaworks.org). A former member of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Béjart Ballet Lausanne and Alonzo King LINES Ballet, McKinney has served as a U.S. Embassy Culture Connect Envoy to South Africa. He has organized programs on social justice and the arts with a long list of organizational partners. His choreographed works have been performed in Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Israel, Hungary, South Africa, Spain and the United States. He holds a B.F.A. in Dance Performance with high honors (Butler University) and an M.A. in Dance Studies with concentrations in Race and Trauma theories (New York University).