Kim L. Jones (Modern)

Kim Jones is a choreographer, dancer and a native New Yorker.  She is Assistant Professor of Dance at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, and a régisseur for the Martha Graham Resource Center.   She received her MFA summa cum laude from Florida State University and her BFA from Marymount Manhattan College.

Most notably, Kim danced with the Martha Graham Dance Company (2001-2006), the Metropolitan Opera Ballet (1998- 2003) and performed in the U.S. National Tour of The King and I as a principal dancer (2005).  In 2011-2012, Jones created a new work, Autumn Sunrise, for North Carolina Dance Theater II. She has presented her work at North Carolina Dance Festival Tour, North Carolina Dance Alliance, Center Stage (Santa Barbara, CA), Baryshnikov Arts Center (NYC), Swing Space (NYC), Pietrasanta International Dance Festival (Pietrasanta, Italy), and Drachengasse Theater (Vienna, Austria).  

Jones received a 2010-2011 National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpieces Grant to restage Martha Graham’s Primitive Mysteries (1931) for UNC Charlotte. In 2013 Jones reconstructed Martha Graham’s Imperial Gesture (1935) which went on tour with the Martha Graham Dance Company and had its NYC premiere at the Joyce Theater in February 2013.  Jones has received a UNCC faculty research grant to create a new work which explores the Limon and Graham modern dance lineage with dancers from the respective companies.