That’s my cousin!
Come honor the Lifetime Achievement Honoree, Kay Anderson at the UDEO 2016 Fall Conference. He will be recognized with this award at the conference luncheon so make sure you register for the event!
See Kay’s bio here:
Kay Andersen received his BA from Southern Utah University, and his MA from New York University in dance education with an emphasis in performance/choreography. His career has spanned four decades and six continents. For twelve years he was a soloist, participated in the creation of important roles, and taught company and master classes with Nikolais Dance Theatre and the Murray Louis Dance Company of New York City. He performed worldwide in venues such as the Paris Opera Garnier, Kennedy Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music (NYC), The Joyce Theater (NYC), Spoleto Festival (USA), American Dance Festival (Korea, USA), Carlton Festival (Brazil ), Italica Festival (Spain), Athens Festival (Greece), Aix en Provence Festival (France), Kuopio Festival (Finland), Jacob’s Pillow (USA), served as a cultural ambassador to India representing the State Department, performed for President Reagan at the Kennedy Center Honors CBS telecast featuring the Nikolais Dance Theatre, and many more.
Kay worked as a performer/teacher/choreographer for Televisa of Mexico City where he appeared in weekly television specials, commercials, and toured throughout the republic of Mexico. He performed as a guest artist with Simona Bucci’s Imago Dance Theatre of Florence, Italy, and Ema Pulido’s San Juan de Letran Danza Comtemporanea, Mexico City, Mexico. Other performance credits include New York based companies: Shapiro and Smith, Linda Nutter Dancers, Erroll Simpson Dance Company, Zipolitos, among others. In Los Angeles he performed extensively with the American Folk Ballet and was a member of the company for 24 years. One of his earliest performance memories is as a seven year old performing for neighborhood friends balancing and tap dancing on the backs of cows on the family dairy in Petersboro, Utah.
Kay Andersen continues to teach and choreograph throughout the United States and abroad, most recently in Mexico, the Netherlands, Italy, and China. At SUU he is a proud recipient of the Thunderbird Award, Professor of the Year, and 2014 commencement Distinguished Educator award honoree. He loves being in the studio, working with students through the creative process, visiting schools throughout the state, and many years teaching at the MOVE-IT summer intensive RW workshops. He is the current Chair of the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Southern Utah University.