Kyle Sorensen, artistic director of somebodies dance theater, has been making dances for over 12 years. Known for creating work that emphasizes collaborative processes, dynamic physicality, and embodied presence, his choreography has been exhibited and awarded special honors in both national and international venues, including the Tanzsommer Festival in Austria. Most recently, Kyle was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study contemporary dance and choreographic processes in Israel for 2013-14. In the Fall of 2013, he was commissioned to choreograph a piece for the 15th annual Trolley Dances produced by San Diego Dance Theater. Kyle has danced professionally in Los Angeles, Oregon, Washington, and San Diego for choreographers including Yolande Snaith, Joe Alter, Jean Isaacs, Elfi Schaefer-Schafroth, and Alicia Peterson Baskel, as well as performed in works by Tere O’Connor, Susan Marshall, and Gabe Masson. Kyle has studied the Gaga technique developed by Ohad Naharin of the Batsheva Dance Company, as well as choreographic practices with Bebe Miller, K.J. Holmes, and Nina Martin, and dance-for-the-camera with Ellen Bromberg. Kyle has taught full courses in Contemporary Dance and Hip Hop Dance at the University of California San Diego and San Diego City College, as well as master classes at Winthrop University (Rock Hill, SC), Johnson C. Smith University (Charlotte, NC), and Southwestern College (Chula Vista, CA). He served as the Assistant Choreographer to Yolande Snaith for the University of California San Diego’s devised theater work, “Sexual Selection: Darwin and Shakespeare Ponder Love.” Kyle has a MFA in Dance Theatre from the University of California San Diego, where he was awarded the Achievement Award in Teaching, and a BA in Dance at the University of Oregon, where he was recognized with the Dance Achievement Award in Recognition of Undergraduate Excellence as a Developing Artist. Kyle is currently on faculty at San Diego State University and San Diego City College.
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