Theater teaching artist Darryl Quinton was born in New York City and raised on Long Island. He received his BFA in theater arts from Howard University.
Quinton’s regional and off-Broadway acting credits include The Wedding Dress, A Winter’s Tale, La Cage aux Folles, Supper, Black Orpheus, Blues for Mister Charlie, and The Wiz. Among his film credits are Mo’ Better Blues, Fisher King, Working Girls, Slaves of New York, Temptation, and Do the Right Thing. His television credits include Samuel Beckett Project, Matlock, One Life to Live, Law and Order, Slakes’ Limbo, and Central Park West as well as national and regional TV commercials. He has danced and/or trained with Laverne Reed Dancers, Capitol Ballet Jr. Co., D.C. Dance Ensemble, Aglaia Dance, Dance Theatre of Harlem School Ensemble as well as performances with the main company, and Spoke the Hub Dance.
Quinton has done choreography for the Lincoln Center Outdoors Festival, the N.Y.C. Halloween Day Parade, As You Like It (directed by Mark Rylance), Arthur Ashe Day Opening Ceremony, Career and Education Expo at the Javits Convention Center, Baryshnikov Wear Show, Carnegie Hall Benefit, Citikids on Broadway at the St. James Theater, Puppeteers Cooperative, music videos, industrials, Equity Showcases, and off-Broadway and liturgical dance groups.
Quinton has taught at Howard University Children’s Theater, the Actor’s Center, Michael Howard Studios, Harlem School of the Arts, Yale University, the Dalton School, Thamesdown Contemporary Dance in England, the 92nd Street Y, Clark Center, New Dance Group, Leggz Dance Studio, and Long Island University. Currently he teaches for the Dance Theatre of Harlem, Syracuse University’s Tepper Semester program, and at Juilliard.