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

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 their 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 website for more info 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 website for more info here:

Photo: Casey Shea

Photo: Casey Shea

Shelby Tucker

Shelby Tucker is a movement artist who was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area and moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2014 to study dance. Shelby graduated from The University of the Arts under the direction of Donna Faye Burchfield in 2018. During her time at the university, Shelby has worked with and performed works by Yasmeen Godder, Mark Hiam, Bobbi Jene Smith, Gerard and Kelly, Jesse Zaritt, and Katie Swords Thurman. Also in her four years with The University of the Arts Shelby has traveled to Israel, France and Belgium where she continued to further her studies in dance. In the summer of 2017 she attended The Centre Nationale de la Danse Camping Festival where she preformed a work under Lauren Baskt and attended workshops with Sylvie Fortin and Gaëlle Bourges. She took her own work "Harsh Realties: (re-/de-)" to Brooklyn, New York, where it was presented at the Center for performance research. Shelby has an interest in collaborative projects as well as choreography and performance. She is interested in process as a performance and the way that the audience meets, reads and views dance. Shelby and collaborative partner Maura Bailey presented an interactive, dance piece exploring the idea of deconstructing performance, To Live By Each Other in last years Philly Fringe Fest. Shelby takes an interest in the unseen choreography of the world and is currently making a work using that material.

Shelby’s website is coming soon!

Puer Aeternus- ensemble theatre co.

Puer Aeternus is a new Philadelphia-based theater company that creates viscerally physical and expressionistic works. The theatrical worlds created by the company are populated more by Archetypes than psychological characters. Signature elements of the company’s pieces include a minimalist design aesthetic, and the “collaging” of movement, vocal performance (with a live band) and (mostly) classical texts within a structure that is alternately fragmented/episodic and seamlessly blended. Puer Aeternus was founded in September 2017 and had its debut production one year ago, in March 2018.

The company recently completed the production: Tear it Down at the Performance Garage in March.

Visit their website here: