Bio: Gregory King received his MFA in Choreographic Practice and Theory from Southern Methodist University. In addition, he is certified in Elementary Labanotation. He has performed with The Washington Ballet, Erick Hawkins Dance Company, New York Theatre Ballet, Donald Byrd /The Group, The Metropolitan Opera Ballet, New York City Opera, and Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway. In his recent TEDx Talk, Mr. King referenced the intersectionality of race, gender, and sexuality, encouraging dialogue that affirms the ideological differences between identity and self. By presenting research at The National Council on Black Studies Conference, ASAP/7, and The National Dance Education Organization Conferences, Mr. King’s goal is to make his research rich, interesting, and reflective of contemporary preoccupations in a variety of academic disciplines. He has taught master classes, lectures, and workshops at University of the Arts, Boston Ballet, Boston Conservatory, Indiana University, Boston University, Bowdoin College, Cleveland School of the Arts, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, and Texas Ballet Theatre. Recently, Mr. King received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the National Society of Leadership and Success. He has served as resident guest artist at Temple University, assistant professor of dance at Dean College, and Consortium on Faculty Diversity Fellow at Swarthmore College. Mr. King is a dance writer for The Dance Enthusiast, ThINKing Dance, The Philadelphia Dance Journal, Broad Street Review, and Choice Review. Currently he serves as assistant professor of dance at Kent State University.