Kimani Fowlin

Kimani Fowlin is an internationally recognized dancer, choreographer and educator. Recently awarded the New York State Dance Education Association’s Outstanding Dance Educator Award, Kimani is an assistant professor of dance and is the director of the Dance Program at Drew University. Work abroad includes performing and teaching in Russia as part of the Fifth International Festival of Movement and Dance on the Volga; performing in Ghana for Panafest; and choreographing and performing in Greece with funk R&B band Milo Z.

To serve the youngest among us, she is co-founder of Boom!Beep!Bop! (A children’s dance class rooted in the African Diaspora). She has collaborated with Broadway performer Nicole De Weever supporting her organization in St. Maarten, Art Saves Lives; author, activist Renee Watson; playwright Nina Angela Mercer; and international visual artist Justin Randolph Thompson. She has also performed and/or choreographed for Ronald K. Brown, David Rousseve, Adia Whitaker, Youssouf Koumbassa, Andrea E. Woods, Souloworks, M’Zawa Danz, Umoja Dance, Harambee Dance Company, Antibalis (a 15-member Afrobeat Orchestra).

Kimani received her MFA in Dance from the University of Wisconsin. She has been on the Mason Gross Dance faculty at Rutgers University for over twenty-two years, and teaches dance residencies throughout New York City for Brooklyn Academy of Music and DreamYard Project. As an AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor she teaches and organizes events for Crunch in New York City. She was the Dance Consultant for the Cathedral Arts Live Program in Jersey City and served as an advisory member for the Field Leadership Fund (FLF) in NYC.

Kimani is currently collaborating with Daniel Burkholder on a Milwaukee funded community arts project on Race, Gender, and Parenting: Embodied Truth: Finding Ways to Move Together. In January of 2020 she co-organized and co-facilitated an immersion: Dancing Around Race: Whiteness in Higher Education at the University of Utah. Her most recent and exciting project to date is managing and co-facilitating the weekly interview series: Black Dance Stories with Charmaine Warren, dance historian, writer and producer.

Kimani is dedicated to creating art with a purpose—social justice is at the core of her dance making.

NFT Credits

Credit Type Production Season
Choreographer Gutta Beautiful 2007-08 Season