Kyle Abraham is a choreographer whose dance company, A.I.M by Kyle Abraham, is dedicated to creating a body of work that is galvanized by Black culture and history. The work, informed by and made in conjunction with artists across a range of disciplines, entwines a sensual and provocative vocabulary with a strong emphasis on music, text, video, and visual art.
While grounded in Abraham’s artistic vision, A.I.M draws inspiration from a multitude of sources and movement styles. In addition to performing and developing new works for his company, Abraham - who was awarded a MacArthur fellowship - has been commissioned by a variety of dance companies including the Royal Ballet and the New York City Ballet.
Abraham began his dance training at the Civic Light Opera Academy and the Creative and Performing Arts High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He continued his dance studies in New York, receiving a BFA from SUNY Purchase, an MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He has served as a visiting professor in residence at UCLA’s World Arts Cultures in Dance program from 2016 to 2021. And in 2021, he was named the Claude and Alfred Mann Endowed Professorship in Dance at The University of Southern California Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. Abraham is on the advisory board for Dance Magazine and for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.