Congratulations to renowned dancer, choreographer and Purchase College alum Kyle Abraham ’00, who is among 24 creative individuals to be named a 2013 MacArthur Fellow. Often called the Genius Award, the prestigious honor comes with a stipend of $625,000 paid over five years. The award comes with no strings attached—no stipulations or reporting requirements—providing maximum freedom for recipients to follow their own creative vision.
The Pittsburgh native is the founder of his own company, Abraham.In.Motionand in 2012 he received a Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award and was a USA Ford Fellow. He’s also a 2012–2014 Resident Commissioned Artist at New York Live Arts.
“This year’s class of MacArthur Fellows is an extraordinary group of individuals who collectively reflect the breadth and depth of American creativity,” said Cecilia Conrad, Vice President, MacArthur Fellows Program. “They are artists, social innovators, scientists, and humanists who are working to improve the human condition and to preserve and sustain our natural and cultural heritage. Their stories should inspire each of us to consider our own potential to contribute our talents for the betterment of humankind.”
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