Adam W. McKinney

Adam W. McKinney is a dancer, choreographer, activist, and installation artist. He is a former dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Béjart Ballet Lausanne, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, and Milwaukee Ballet Company. His work sits at the intersection of dance and performance studies, trauma studies, community, healing, and technology. He has led and presented his artwork across the US and in Asia, Africa, Central America, Europe, and the Middle East. His recent work, Fort Worth Lynching Tour: Honoring the Memory of Mr. Fred Rouse, a community-based augmented reality bike and car tour, was lauded by Mid-America Arts Alliance with an Interchange grant award.

Named one of the most influential African Americans in Milwaukee by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, McKinney is Co-artistic Director of DNAWORKS, an arts and service organization committed to healing through the arts and dialogue. He co-convened the 1012 Leadership Coalition to acquire and transform Fort Worth’s former KKK auditorium into The Fred Rouse Center and Museum for Arts and Community Healing. He holds a BFA in Dance Performance with high honors from Butler University and an MA in Dance Studies with concentrations in Race and Trauma theories from New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study. McKinney is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.

Selected Works
 
Shelter in Place, 2021
Photo: Robert Wedemeyer
 
Shelter in Place, 2021
Photo: Robert Wedemeyer