Donald McKayle

Posted in 80 Faces, 2013.

Choreographer, dancer, and teacher Donald McKayle first came to ADF in 1948 and returned many times over the years to perform and reconstruct such groundbreaking works as Games (1951) and Rainbow ‘Round My Shoulder (1959) as well as serving on the ADF faculty. In 1992, he received the Samuel H. Scripps/American Dance Festival Award for lifetime achievement, presented by Dr. Maya Angelou. In 1997, he received the Balasaraswati/Joy Ann Dewey Beinecke Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching, making him one of only a few distinguished artists to receive both honors. He continues to teach in southern California, where he serves as Professor Emeritus of the University of California at Irvine.