Contemporary Program Director • July 9-29
2012 School Programs
Recognized world-wide as a master teacher, Milton Myers is resident
choreographer and instructor for Philadanco and on the faculties of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Fordham University's Ailey Program, and The Juilliard School. Myers received his BFA from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. He was a founding member and later Artistic Director, of the Joyce Trisler Danscompany and performed with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. He has taught for Ballet Hispanico, New Danish Dance Theatre, Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal, Batsheva, Matthew Bourne's male Swan Lake company on Broadway and Ballet Stagium in Brazil. Myers has been an Artist-in-Residence at The Juilliard School, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Howard University and many other schools. He has choreographed for the Joyce Trisler Danscompany, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, Carmen de Lavallade, Judith Jamison and New Danish Dance Theater. Myers was commissioned to choreograph Duke Ellington's Sacred Concert for Philadanco and the Duke Ellington Orchestra at Philadelphia's Academy of Music and for Ailey II and Jessye Norman at Carnegie Hall. His choreography has been recognized and funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Arts Council, the Rockefeller Foundation CAPS Choreography Award, Phillip Morris New Works Fund, Dance USA/Philadelphia Dance Alliance and Jacob's Pillow. The International Association of Blacks in Dance honored him for his artistry and contribution. This will be his 26th year mentoring students of The School at Jacob's Pillow.