Dance Guest Artists

Dianne McIntyre

Dianne McIntyre headshot

Photo by Larry Coleman


Dianne McIntyre is regarded as an artistic pioneer with an impressive choreographic career spanning five decades in dance, theater, television and film. The recipient of a 2020 Doris Duke United States Artists Fellowship, the 2019 Dance/U.S.A. Honor, a 2016 Doris Duke Artist Award, as well as a 2007 John S. Guggenheim Fellowship, McIntyre’s individualistic movement style reflects her affinity for cultural histories, personal narratives and the boldness, nuances, discipline and freedom in music and poetic text. Examples of this style are in the dance-driven dramas she creates about real people from interviews she conducts, most notably, I Could Stop on a Dime and Get Ten Cents Change and Open the Door, Virginia! Since 1972, McIntyre has choreographed across genres and disciplines, including for scores of concert dances; four Broadway shows, including August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone; thirty regional theater productions; a London West End musical; two feature films, including Beloved based on Toni Morrison’s novel; three television productions, stage movement for multiple recording artists and five original full-length dance dramas. Her work includes choreography for the recent Lincoln Center Theater production of the opera Intimate Apparel. She has been commissioned by Dance Theatre of Harlem, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Philadanco, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, GroundWorks Dance Theater, Dancing Wheels, as well as more than 40 university ensembles and major dance festivals. McIntyre’s awards and nominations include three New York Dance Performance “Bessie” Awards, two Audience Development Committee Awards (honoring excellence in African American theater in New York City), a Helen Hayes Award along with four nominations, an Emmy nomination for her choreographer for HBO's award-winning film, Miss Evers’ Boys, the Master of African American Choreography Medal from The Kennedy Center, two honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees, and many more. McIntyre is also the co-director of the Hicks Choreography Fellows Program at Jacob’s Pillow. Her mentors include Elaine Gibbs Redmond, Gus Solomons Jr., Louise Roberts and Dr. Richard Davis.

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