Biography

 

Gregory King received his MFA in Choreographic Practice and Theory from Southern Methodist University.  In addition, he is certified in Elementary Labanotation.  His dance training began in Washington DC at the Washington Ballet and later at American University.  He went on to participate in the Horton Project in conjunction with the Library of Congress. His training continued at the prestigious institutions such as The Dance Theatre of Harlem and The Alvin Ailey School. Gregory has performed with The Washington Ballet, Rebecca Kelly Ballet, Erick Hawkins Dance Company, New York Theatre Ballet, Donald Byrd /The Group, The Metropolitan Opera Ballet, New York City Opera, and Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway.

He has taught master classes, lectures, and workshops at University of The Arts, Boston Ballet, Boston Conservatory, Boston University, Bowdoin College, Dallas Black Dance Theatre and Texas Ballet Theatre. Additionally, he has served as a teaching artist in public schools in and around Dallas, resident guest artist at Temple University, assistant professor of dance at Dean College, and visiting assistant professor of Dance and Consortium on Faculty Diversity Fellow at Swarthmore College. Recently, Gregory received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the National Society of Leadership and Success.

Mr. King is a dance writer for The Dance Enthusiast, ThINKing Dance, The Philadelphia Dance Journal, and Broad Street Review. His research focuses on dance and social change and currently, he serves as Assistant Professor of dance at Kent State University.

Affiliations: Actors Equity Association, National Dance Education Organization, National Council on Black Studies, International Association of Blacks in Dance, American Culture Association