Kay Wylie-Jacob, PhD

Biography

Kay Wylie-Jacob is an artist/educator with a Ph.D. in Performance Studies and an MFA in Dance from New York University. Her background in performance includes work with Twyla Tharp and ten years as Artistic Director of the Big Apple Dance Theatre. During her concert dance career, Dr. Wylie-Jacob performed in twenty-five US cities and traveled to ten countries. Her choreography credits include commissioned work for Middlebury College, the University of Louisville, Halifax Dance Company in Nova Scotia, The New School, The New York Feminist Art Institute and Off-Broadway shows. She toured as Dance Soloist for the National Endowment for the Arts Artist-in-the-Schools Program. Dr. Wylie-Jacob has lectured at colleges and museums in the United States and Canada. Currently, her work at Alvin Ailey includes teaching Tiny Steps at the Ailey Extension, as well as staff development and consultation for the Dance in Education Program.