Kiyon Gaines

Pacific Northwest Ballet: Soloist

Kiyon Gaines is from Baltimore, Maryland. He trained at Baltimore School of the Arts, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School, the School of American Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet School. He joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2001, and was promoted to soloist in 2012.

In addition to his performing career, Mr. Gaines is an aspiring choreographer. Among other works, he created blitz…Fantasy, {SCHWA}, Infinite Intricacies, and Interrupted Pri‘si’zh‘en for PNB’s annual Choreographers‘ Showcase performances, and {SCHWA} was taken into PNB’s repertory during the 2007 Celebrate Seattle Festival. In 2008, Mr. Gaines choreographed M-Pulse, set to a commissioned score by Cristina Spinei, for the company repertory. He has also participated in the prestigious New York Choreographic Institute. In 2013, Mr. Gaines was commissioned to choreograph a new Bolero on Ballet Arkansas and is now acting as resident choreographer for the company.

See also:

Kiyon Gaines Preps For Last Dance, Post-Ballet Career, KUOW
Assistant to the Choreographer: A New Role for PNB Soloist Kiyon Gaines, Pacific Northwest Ballet
When Diversity Isn’t Enough, Dance Magazine
PNB’s Season Encore bids farewell to Carla Körbes and Kiyon Gaines, Bach Track
You’ll see Kiyon Gaines’ touch in ‘American Stories’ at PNB, The Seattle Times

Video links:

PNB Premieres New Kiyon Gaines work, Youtube
Evergreen City Ballet: 2011 Northwest Works Preview – Accelerated Inventions by Kiyon Gaines, Youtube
CPYB Premieres New Gaines Work, Youtube

Social media:

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