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Linda Kent

College Division

College Division: 

  • Modern Dance

Contact Information

Contact Information

Born in Buffalo, NY

Principal dancer, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, 1968-74. Principal dancer, Paul Taylor Dance Company, 1975-89. Choreography shown: City Center Theater, St. John the Divine, Castillo Cultural Center, Riverside Church, Union Theological Seminary, where she is artist-in-residence. Television: Ailey's Memories and Visions, Cosby Salutes Ailey, and five Paul Taylor Dance in America programs for PBS. Restaged Paul Taylor's works for the Bat Dor Company, Les Grandes Ballets Canadiens, the Joffrey Ballet, SUNY-Purchase, Emerson College, Juilliard Dance Ensemble, London Contemporary Dance Theater, La Scala Opera Ballet, Ballet du Nord, Oregon Ballet Theater, Ballet Arizona. Former faculty, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Minnesota Dance Theater, N.Y.S. Summer School of the Dance. Faculty member, Paul Taylor Dance Company School since inception, 1983; the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center since 1995. Head of dance department at Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School, 2000-present.

Degrees and Studies

B.S., The Juilliard School.

The Juilliard School

Faculty since 1984.