Kyle Abraham is a 2016 Doris Duke Artist Award recipient, 2015 City Center Choreographer in residence, and a2013 MacArthur Fellow. He has also been a 2012 USA Ford Fellow and a Creative Capital grantee, and received a Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award in 2012. In 2010 Abraham received a prestigious Bessie Award for Outstanding Performance in Dance for his work in The Radio Show and a Princess Grace Award for choreography in 2010. The previous year, he was selected as one of Dance magazine’s “25 to Watch for 2009.” In 2011, Out magazine named him the “best and brightest creative talent to emerge in New York City in the age of Obama.” He is originally from Pittsburgh.