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 continued 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, 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.

In his recent TEDx Kent State, Mr. King referenced the intersectionality of race, gender, and sexuality, and continues to collaborate with artist encouraging dialogue that affirms identity. He has intentionally sought out collaborative opportunities with artists and scholars, whose works fuse practice and theory as they confront systems of oppression, giving a voice to marginalized communities.

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

Mr. King is a dance writer for The Dance Enthusiast, ThINKingDANCE, The Philadelphia Dance Journal, and Broad Street Review. Recently, Mr. King’s response to the Dancing for Justice Philadelphia event, was selected to be included in the U. S. Department of Arts and Culture’s new resource guide, “Art Became the Oxygen.”

In addition to serving as the creative communication consultant for the International Association of Blacks in Dance, Mr. King is an assistant professor of dance at Kent State University.