Milton Myers, of Kansas City, Mo., is a founding member, performer, and assistant to the director of Joyce Trisler Danscompany. Myers performed with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Upon the death of Joyce Trisler, Myers left Ailey to take the helm of the Joyce Trisler Danscompany. He then left Trisler to become the resident choreographer for Philadanco. Myers’s choreography has earned him recognition and funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council, the Rockefeller Foundation, Phillip Morris, Dance USA, Philadelphia Dance Alliance, and Jacob’s Pillow.
Myers teaches extensively throughout Europe, Israel, South America, Canada, and the U.S. He is a professional instructor for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Ailey/Fordham Program. He is artist in residence at North Carolina School of the Arts, Brown University, and Howard University, and has been director of the modern and contemporary program at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival for more than 20 years. Myers is a former faculty member at N.Y.U. Tisch School of the Arts, C.C.N.Y., Marymount Manhattan College, and the University of Arts in Philadelphia. Myers received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri. He has been a dance faculty member at Juilliard since 2008.