Kymera Dance, founded in 2011, is a repertory company with the purpose of presenting new works in dance, theatre and art through collaboration and commissioning of unique voices in these fields. It is dedicated to fostering new creations that speak to the individual artist during their engagement, along with this it also seeks to mentor young artists through classes and coaching. Kymera Dance is the choreographic home of Artistic Director and Founder William Isaac.
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WILLIAM ISAAC is the Artistic Director/Founder of Kymera Dance, a company built for collaborating with other artistic mediums and securing a place for his choreography while coaching pre-professional and professional dancers. The inaugural performance for Kymera Dance was in February 2012 at The Little Flower Theater in New York City. Kymera Dance has presented work at JCC in Manhattan, Thelma Hill Arts Center, and Brooklyn Ballets First Look series. He is an alumnus of The Juilliard School, The School at Jacob’s Pillow, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art & Performing Arts, The Ailey School and Bernice Johnson Cultural Arts Center. He has formerly danced with Armitage Gone! Dance as the principal male artist (Artistic Director Karole Armitage), along with Ballet de Lorraine (Artistic Director Didier Deschamps) The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (Artistic Director Judith Jamison), Complexions Contemporary Ballet (Artistic Directors Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson), Alonzo King’s Line’s Contemporary Ballet (Artistic Director Alonzo King), Dance Theatre of Harlem (Artistic Director Arthur Mitchell), and The Philadelphia Dance Company “Philadanco” (Artistic Director Joan Myers Brown).
Mr. Isaac has received a UNCSA Choreographic Institute Development Residency in 2018, New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” award 2007-2008, a William Loeb award in 1997, a NFAA award (Young Arts)1995, Donna Reed Festival Finalist 1995 and is a former Van Lier Fellowship recipient at The Ailey School from 1992-1994.
With his many years as an experienced teacher, he has conducted outreach and taught classes for Alvin Ailey American Dance Center (Teaching Artist), Ailey II, American Ballet Theater’s Make a Ballet program (Teaching Artist), Harlem School of the Arts, New York City Center (Teaching Artist), Columbia College in Chicago, The Door New York City, The University of Illinois in Champaign Urbana, Eglevsky Ballet, EMIA, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art & Performing Arts, and Joffrey’s Jazz and Contemporary program.
He has worked as an assistant choreographer on musicals and operas such as the 2008 Tony award winning musical production of Passing Strange (later filmed by Spike Lee), and the 2015 production of El Publico (a new opera at Teatro Real in Madrid Spain based on Frederico Lorca’s play of the same title). His choreographic collaborations include Karole Armitage’s Three Theories for the World Science Fair, and Alice Farley and legendary Jazz musician Henry Threadgill’s Erotec (The Human Life of Machines) for the Henson International Festival of Puppet Theatre. Mr. Isaac has created work for Hofstra University, Alvin Ailey BFA Fordham University program, UNCSA, The Juilliard School, Philadanco’s Danco on Danco, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art & Performing Arts, The Brooklyn High School for the Arts, The Joffrey Jazz and Contemporary program, and The Metropolitan School of the Arts. His choreographic skills have also brought him to the commercial world working with Nike and supermodel Karlie Kloss on the Nike X Pedro Lourenco campaign and a Coke Zero campaign for Spain.
Bramble by William Isaac
Grand Dame Queen Beast by William Isaac
No Banana Skirt by William Isaac
Hive Mentality by William Isaac
Vocabulary and Research in Studio
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