Kay Andersen

Kay Andersen received his Bachelor of Arts from Southern Utah University and his Master of Arts from New York University in dance and dance education with an emphasis in performance/choreography.  His career as a dancer/teacher/choreographer has spanned five decades and six continents.  For twelve years he was a soloist and teacher with the Nikolais and Murray Louis Dance Company in New York City.  With the company he preformed worldwide, participated in the creation of important roles, taught at the Dance Lab in New York City, and has presented workshops throughout the world.  He has toured internationally performing in venues such as the Paris Opera, Kennedy Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music (NYC), The Joyce Theater (NYC), Spoleto Festival (Italy, USA), American Dance Festival (Korea, USA), Carlton Festival (Brazil ), Italica Festival (Spain), Athens Festival (Greece), Aix en Provence Festival (France), Kuopio Festival (Finland), Jacob’s Pillow (USA), and many more, as well as serving as a cultural ambassador to India representing the USIA Department.  He worked as a performer/choreographer for Televisa of Mexico City where he appeared in a weekly television special as well as tours throughout the republic of Mexico.  He has been a guest performer with Imago Dance Theatre of Florence, Italy, San Juan De Letran, Mexico City, Mexico, and New York based companies such as:  Shapiro and Smith Dance, Linda Nutter Dancers, Erroll Simpsom and Company, Zipolitos, among others.  In Los Angeles he performed extensively with Burch Mann’s American Folk Ballet and was a member of the company for twenty-four years.  For twenty-two years he worked at Southern Utah University as a professor of dance and  continues to teach and choreograph domestically and internationally.

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