Kaye Weinstein Gary

Kaye Weinstein Gary

"Richmond modern dance favorite has toured the state of Virginia since 1986, visiting more than 30 cities and performing for thousands of people."

Performer, Choreographer, Teacher

Kaye Weinstein Gary has had an exciting career in dance for more than three decades. As a performer, choreographer and teacher, her career path began in the academic world, first teaching at Iowa State University, then the University of Kansas before moving to Richmond in 1979 to help create the dance department at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Her professional training in dance culminated with an undergraduate degree in dance from Mary Washington College and a graduate degree from James Madison University. Further professional study in dance took her to the American Dance Festival, Bates Dance Festival, University of Maryland and three years at New York University.

In 1986 she began establishing herself as a solo artist and began touring her program under the auspices of the Virginia Museum Artists Workshop series. In 1988 she received her first Touring Grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and has been an active member of the Touring Roster since then. She has traveled to more than 30 cities in Virginia and has performed for thousands of people. She is a master teacher in the Virginia Commission for the Arts Artist-in-Education program and has received a VCA Community College Artist Residency Grant. In 1991 Ms. Gary was awarded a Choreographic Project Grant for a solo she made inspired by the life and paintings of Georgia O'Keeffe. She was the co-producer of "Yes! Dance Invitational" 1999, 2000, and since 2001 has been the sole producer of "Yes! Dance Invitational," a contemporary dance invitational supported in part by VCA Project Grants.

Kaye Weinstein Gary's extensive performing career includes working with New York dancers Rob Besserer, Lane Sayles, Ed Burgess and Bill Cratty and members of the Paul Taylor, Lar Lubovitch and Dan Wagoner companies. She is an original member of Virginia Dance Company and Virginia Ballet Theatre and has performed in numerous concerts with Richmond based artists, Melanie Richards, Martha Curtis and Chris Burnside.

In 2000, Ms. Gary established her own company and non-profit corporation, K Dance. This company is an outgrowth of her solo repertory touring program. She has taught and choreographed at the School of the Richmond Ballet since 1988.