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Kevin Williamson

Assistant Professor of Dance
Chair, Department of Dance

Department: Dance
Office Address: Richardson Dance Studio
Office Phone: (909) 607-4587
Office Hours: T/TH 12-2pm
Email: kevin.williamson@scrippscollege.edu
Personal Website: http://williamsonkevin.com
Kevin Williamson

Academic History

MFA - UCLA's Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance
BA - UCLA's Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance

Areas of Expertise

Modern Dance, Laban Movement Analysis/Bartenieff Fundamentals, Choreography, Improvisation, Queer Performance

Biography

Kevin Williamson is a dance artist and teacher from Los Angeles. He received his BA and MFA in Choreography from UCLA's Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance. His interdisciplinary work explores social issues through movement, media, text, and sound.

As artistic director of Kevin Williamson + Company projects, he is the recipient of a Lester Horton Award for Outstanding Achievement in Performance, and became a a Center Theatre Group Sherwood Award Finalist in 2015.  With support from UCLA, PAM residencies, and ARC, his theater-dances have been presented at Danspace Project, Dixon Place, REDCAT’s New Original Works Festival, CounterPULSE, Austin’s OUTsider Festival at the Salvage Vanguard Theatre, LA County Museum of Art, Highways Performance Space, Diavolo Performance Space, and the Beijing Dance Festival. He has also created original dances for LA Contemporary Dance Company, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles Movement Arts, and American Musical & Dramatic Academy.

Kevin also creates movement for opera and theatre.  Working with director Peter Kazaras, he has created original choreography for productions L'enfant et les Sortileges, I Due Figaro, Down in the Valley, Lucrezia, and Bastianello for UCLA Opera, Cendrillon for the Juilliard School, and Le Nozze di Figaro for Washing National Opera. Collaborating with director Jackson Gay, he co-choreographed Sheila Callaghan's Elevada for Yale Repertory Theatre and Rolin Jones' These Paper Bullets for the Geffen Playhouse and Atlantic Theater Company.  His most recent project includes co-choreographing and performing in Elise Kermani’s Iphigenia: Book of Change, a performance project and film that fuses literature, puppetry, theater, dance, video art, and music.

As a performer, Kevin has collaborated with distinguished artists and companies including David Rousseve/REALITY, Maria Gillespie's Oni Dance, Kate Hutter and LA Conteporary Dance Company, David Gordon's PickUpPerformance, Julie Taymor and Angelin Preljocaj for LA Opera, Robert Moses's Kin, Stephan Koplowitz, Cheng-Chieh Yu, Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre, Scott Benzel, Sebastian Prantl, Patricia Noworol, Ryan Heffington, Fatima Robinson, and David Bridel. Kevin has taught master classes at Jacob's Pillow, CalArts, UW-Milwaukee, UIChampaign|Urbana, Montclair State, and Contemporary Dance Theater-Cincinatti and was previously a lecturer at UCLA and Loyola Marymount University. Currently, Williamson is a full time faculty member in the Scripps College Dance Department and member of the theater and television collective New Neighborhood.  Kevin is also a certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst.

Courses Taught

  • Jazz Dance 112 A/B
  • Senior Seminar in Dance 190
  • Modern Dance III/IV 100B/11B
  • Movement Improvisation 108B
  • Core I
  • Laban Movement Analysis 103