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Adam McKinney

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).

Dance and Social Justice
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Dance and Social Justice

22 November 2013

Many of us can attribute our path to the theater to a dynamic teacher in school: the teacher that inspired us or showed us a new side of ourselves. This series is a snapshot of today's high school theater educators across the country sharing about what they do and how and why they do this work.