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From stage to screen, James Kinney's celebrated artistic vision has established him as a respected voice in the world of dance entertainment.
Kinney was named BroadwayWorld's Best Choreographer for several theatrical works, created celebrated pieces for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS annual Easter Bonnet Celebration at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway, and created world-premier pieces for Fire Island Dance Festival and Hudson Valley Dance Festival, as well as several ballets in repetoire with New Jersey Ballet. Kinney's choreography has been seen on such iconic stages as The Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center, The Old Globe, The Kimmel Center and The Marquis Theatre on Broadway. Mr. Kinney's work has also bridged the worlds of dance and fashion, having directed and choreographed acclaimed events for Hermès of Paris. Today, his work can be seen on stages and television screens around the country.

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Photos: Go Inside Broadway Advocacy Coalition's Artivism Ball

See photos from Broadway Advocacy Coalition's Artivism Ball!

The Tank to Present New Dance Premiere LITTLE MARBLE KISSES in August

Conceived by Sabrina Gail Lobner, Little Marble Kisses is a new dance work premiering at THE TANK, 312 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018.

Interview: World Choreography Awards Producer Allen Walls at Avalon Hollywood

The World Choreography Awards will be held on November 15, 2022 at the Avalon Hollywood. Being its twelfth year in existence, I spoke with Allen Walls, Creator and Producer of the World Choreography Awards to catch up with this now seasoned Presentation and how it has been evolving through the years. I have reviewed the event in the past and it is a unique evening whose purpose is to present, celebrate and honor the best Choreographed Dance pieces or segments for the year in a now myriad of categories. It has also built upon it's live presentation and quality of live performances, special guests and hosting of the highest caliber.

James Kinney to Guest Moderate New York Theatre Barn's Choreography Lab Featuring NOTHING TO SEE HERE

The 9th season of New York Theatre Barn’s Choreography Lab continues on Wednesday, September 21st, 2022 at 7PM ET. The in-person presentation will also be streamed live from Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City. Choreographer James Kinney (Fosse) will be the lab's guest moderator.

Photos: Bernadette Peters, Michael R, Jackson, Matt Doyle and More Hit the Stage for BROADWAY BACKWARDS 2022

The best of Broadway came together to salute love in all forms on May 23, 2022, singing and dancing in celebration of LGBTQ+ stories and musical theater at the first live performance of Broadway Backwards since 2019. View photos from Broadway Backwards here.

BROADWAY BACKWARDS 2022 Adds Norm Lewis, Michael R. Jackson, Joaquina Kalukango, and More!

More than a dozen of Broadway’s best have been added to the lineup performing songs from the musical theater canon through the lens of the LGBTQ+ experience at the in-person homecoming of Broadway Backwards, which is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefits Broadway Cares and New York City’s LGBT Community Center.

Alexandra Billings, Jenn Colella, Bernadette Peters, George Salazar & More Join BROADWAY BACKWARDS

Queer icons and adored allies will perform songs from the musical theater canon through the lens of the LGBTQ+ experience at next month’s in-person return of Broadway Backwards, which is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefits Broadway Cares and New York City’s LGBT Community Center.

Broadway Backwards Will Return In-Person This Spring

Broadway Backwards, a celebration of LGBTQ+ stories told through the great songs of musical theater, returns to Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre (214 West 42nd Street, NYC) on Monday, May 23, 2022. A star-studded evening filled with triumph and joy, Broadway Backwards salutes love in all forms through the vitality of live theater.

Fire Island Dance Festival Returns in Person in July

A magnificent mélange of world-class dance performed on the sparkling sands of Fire Island Pines, this marks the first in-person festival since summer 2019. The annual weekend of established and emerging choreographers and companies is produced by and benefits Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Bebe Neuwirth to Pay Tribute to the Late Ann Reinking During 2021 Change How You See Celebration

POSITIVE EXPOSURE will present Steven Perlman, DDS, MScD, DHL, with the Spirit of Change Award and Xian Horn with the Rising Leader Award during their virtual 2021 Change How You See Celebration on September 22ND at 7:00 PM ET.

Student Blog: In the Studio with Dance Lab New York

Several years ago, Dance Lab New York pioneered its Broadway Choreography Intensive – a unique intensive for early-career choreographers to train specifically in theatrical choreography. As longtime fan of DLNY, I was thrilled to be accepted into the intensive myself, and I’m excited to take you into the studio with me.

Short Dance Film IT CRIES TOO LOUDLY Sheds Light on Anniversary of Beirut Explosion

With the upcoming first anniversary of the Beirut explosion on August 4th, 2020, Abingdon Theatre Company is shedding light on the art that has been created as a result of this tragedy. It Cries Too Loudly explores the overlap between joy and tragedy in her tumultuous home country and the experience of being an emigre.

Verdon Fosse Legacy Professional Training Program is Still Accepting Applications

Morning technique classes in ballet, East Indian, Afro-Cuban, rhythm, and acting set up the critical foundational training for the quintessential 'Fosse dancer.' Afternoons will be spent studying longer excerpts from signature pieces of Fosse choreography in an intimate, constructive, and challenging class environment.

MELANCHOLY MAN: An Independent Dance Short Film Now Available For Digital Audiences

Melancholy Man, a dance short film, directed and choreographed by James Kinney with cinematography and editing by Pierre Marais is available for viewing on Vimeo, Social Media Platforms and selected film festivals beginning Wednesday, June 16th. The film is produced by Nicole LaFountaine.

The Verdon Fosse Legacy Announces Summer 2021 Residency At Broadway Dance Center

The Verdon Fosse Legacy is jazzed to be holding a 2021 summer residency at New York City's acclaimed Broadway Dance Center.

Photo Flash: iHeartDance Celebrates 10-Sold Out Performances on The Empire Hotel Rooftop

iHeartDance NYC returned to the rooftop of the Empire Hotel to celebrate 10-sold out performances that has employed over 100 dancers and choreographers, welcomed over 1,500 patrons and supporters back to live theater, and raised over $100,000 for the dancers of New York City!

Dancers Responding to AIDS' Fire Island Dance Festival and Hudson Valley Dance Festival to Return in 2022

The Fire Island Dance Festival and Hudson Valley Dance Festival, two of the most-anticipated annual charitable celebrations of dance, will take a hiatus this year due to ongoing challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

IHeartDance Announces Special Ann Reinking Tribute, Three World Premieres And More

The series, which will offer audiences 4 intimate performances, will honor Tony Award winning, Broadway legend, Ann Reinking and feature New York's biggest dance stars from American Ballet Theatre, Dance Theater of Harlem, New York City Ballet, Broadway and more.

VIDEO: Broadway Dancers Perform in ANYONE: A Dance Short Film From James Kinney

ANYONE: A Dance Short Film, directed and choreographed by James Kinney with cinematography and editing by Pierre Marais is now available to view! The film is produced by Nicole LaFountaine.

Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, October 30- with Christina Bianco, Next On Stage, and More!

Today (October 30) in live streaming: Find out who made the Top 5 on Next On Stage, Christina Bianco sings at Birdland, and so much more!


James Kinney has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

James Kinney has not appeared in the West End

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