Artist in Residence Program

KYL/D's Artist in Residence program provides dance and theater artists/organizations with highly subsidized rehearsal rental rates and other perks to help cultivate their craft.

The Benefits:

  • Reduced hourly rehearsal rate when you commit to 8 hours a month for 3+ months (Starting at $12 per hour!)

  • Reduced performance packages, contact for rental package info

  • Listing on our website: bio, upcoming events, link to personal website, etc.

  • Application fee waived to our quarterly InHale Performance Series

  • Option for individual artists to take all KYL/D open company classes for FREE (geared towards pre-professional and professional dancers)

Our Artists in Residence!

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Run Boy Run Productions of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia:

Run Boy Run Production was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2013 by writer, poet, and longtime host Allen Clark. Run Boy Run Production's goal is to give you the most thought-evoking work by some of the brightest up and coming minds in the Philadelphia and surrounding areas. With our work, which spans social, cultural, and various artistic spectrums, our goal is to not only awaken the intellect, but also provoke conversation about your theatrical experience. If there is one thing for sure, Run Boy Run is here to give you the experience you will run and tell someone about.

Visit Run Boy Run Production’s website here:


Ninth Planet is a feminist performance platform based in Philadelphia. We construct surreal live productions with womxn at the helm. Our original projects empower each individual artist through a collaborative creative process. We invest in young people through creative opportunities that amplify their capacity to lead, invent, and change the world. Fueled by the idea of creating our own ninth planet, we are here to disrupt how live performance is made and seen, and who gets to participate in that process.

We make shows for curious people of all ages; inquisitive babies, meddling teens, and adults who can’t sit still. Our work reimagines what a performance space can be; finding its home in garages, basements, libraries, churches, galleries, and schools. Our process is rooted in collective dreaming, artistic experimentation, and rigorous specificity. Ultimately, we are a gathering of intersections. The art we make lives in the collisions of dance, physical theatre, music, poetry, and non-linear storytelling. We believe in the power of womxn to change the tide of the future.

  • Currently booking 2019/2020 tour dates for Homeworld, a performance installation for babies

  • Visit the Ninth Planet’s website here:

Alchemy Dance Company

Alchemy Mission: The mission of Alchemy Dance Company is to present dance to new and existing audiences in ways that increase knowledge, enrich the spirit, engage the mind and stimulate the senses. The company holds performances, workshops, and outreach classes with the goal of creating experiences that transform people's lives by broadening their perspectives, attitudes, and knowledge of themselves and the wider world.

Alchemy Artist Statement: Alchemy Dance Company hosts performances featuring contemporary movement (a blend of Ballet, Modern and Jazz techniques) choreographed by Artistic Director Amy Harding in collaboration with the Alchemy Dancers. We are committed to producing quality dance performance that reflects and informs our own community. Our collaborations with Composers, Costume Designers, and Lighting Designers bring a cohesive vision to the stage for our audiences. Alchemy holds outreach classes, workshops, professional classes, and master classes to further enrich our community. We train novices to professionals and work to bring dance to people of all ages, sizes, ethnicities, and socio-economic backgrounds. We have also opened our stage to the community having members of the public perform with us. Our goal is to create experiences. We want to get people thinking, talking, feeling, and moving.

Visit the Alchemy Dance Company’s website here:

Pink Hair Affair

Laura Jenkins- a collaborative dance company

PINK HAIR AFFAIR was conceived in 2007 by eight University of The Arts graduates. They participated in the Philly Fringe Festival 2007-2012 each year bringing a new, unique concept and theme to the Philadelphia audience. Aside from Fringe they produced, choreographed, and performed in various productions including an on-going burlesque-inspired series Take It Off... (directed by Laura Jenkins), world premiers of solo shows like Let The Night Be Dark (choreographed by Kaleigh Jones) and site-specific work Welcome To The Deathtrap (directed by Annie Wilson), a work-in-progress showing series PINK-isms, and various other projects and festivals. The company switched gears over the years as members took off to pursue more solo work, moved away from Philadelphia, or simply life. PINK HAIR AFFAIR has ebbed and flowed through last decade with site specific projects with Design Philadelphia and most recently appearing in the Philly Fringe Festival guide in 2018 with Laura Jenkins' The HeARTbreak of a Serial Monogamist which was an art installation dance experience. Jenkins is excited to continue working as PINK HAIR AFFAIR, exploring new art/movement mediums, concepts and ideas and how to bring them into fruition for all audiences.

Visit the Pink Hair Affair’s website here: