The Ann & Weston Hicks Choreography Fellowship Program | Program Director

August 19 – August 29

Dianne McIntyre (she/her) dancer, choreographer, director, teacher has a career spanning five decades with choreography for dance, theatre, television, film and opera. A 2022 Dance Magazine Award Honoree, a 2023 Martha Hill Dance Fund Lifetime Achievement Awardee, 2020 United States Artists Doris Duke Fellow, and 2016 Doris Duke Artist Award recipient, her individualistic movement style reflects her affinity for cultural histories, personal narratives, and the boldness, nuances, discipline, and freedom in live music and poetic text. She has choreographed scores of concert dances, four Broadway shows, two operas, 35 regional theatre productions, a London West End musical, three feature films, three television productions, stage movement for recording artists, and created five original full-length dance dramas. Her company of dancers and musicians, Sounds in Motion, toured extensively and her Harlem studio was a central hub of creative activity. World renowned dance companies have performed her work such as Dance Theatre of Harlem, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Philadanco!, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, GroundWorks DanceTheater , Dancing Wheels, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, as well as forty plus university ensembles and major dance festivals have commissioned her choreography and teaching residencies.

McIntyre’s other honors include the John S. Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, Doctor of Fine Arts Degrees from SUNY Purchase and Cleveland State University, and the New England Foundation for the Arts/National Dance Project Award, which supported her new work In the Same Tongue, which premiered at Walker Art Center in October 2023 and is set to tour in 2024. A BFA in Dance from the Ohio State University, McIntyre’s mentors include Elaine Gibbs Redmond and Gus Solomons Jr. Visit for more information.

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