Carey McKinley, M.F.A. is a dance artist based in Boston, MA. As an avid collaborator and connector, her artwork and productions meld dance, visual art, theatre and experience.
She is currently the Director / Producer of Fresh Killed Theater. Her organizational experience includes Company Manager and Director of Development of Snappy Dance Theater (2005-07), Co-Director of Royal Jelly Collective (1999-2003), Co-Producer of The Open Floor Project (1999-2003), and a dozen years of fundraising and program development work at various arts and higher education organizations, including developing the award-winning Harvard Green Campus Initiative from the ground up.
Carey's choreography has been presented at Harvard University, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Bard College, Earthdance, Cambridge School of Weston, Walnut Hill School, Mass Audubon Visual Arts Center, Berwick Institute, Trinity College, Naugatuck Valley Community College, Mobius Artspace, Franklin School for the Performing Arts, DisneyWorld, The Dance Complex and Green Street Studios.
In 2009, she founded Fresh Killed Theater, a multi-media performance project that incorporates choreography, improvisation, installation, visual art and new media to create immersive dance theatre events. www.FreshKilledTheater.com
Carey has guest performed with Sara Rudner, David Parker & The Bang Group, Bobby McFerrin, on WGBH’s Art Close Up, with American Repertory Theater, and appeared in Brian O’Donovan’s Christmas Celtic Sojourn. She toured nationally and internationally with Snappy Dance Theater, and performed regionally with Prometheus Dance, Nicola Hawkins, Batuke do Norte, Rebecca Rice, Anna Myer, Kelley Donovan, Peanut Butter & Jelly Dance Co., among others.
Carey has taught at Harvard University, Walnut Hill School, Boston University, Boston Ballet, at the American College Dance Festival, at local elementary schools and studios, as well as for MBAs at Babson College. She joined the Cambridge School of Weston dance faculty in 2007 and serves part of each year as Department Head.
Carey completed her M.F.A. in Performance Art - Dance at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and her B.A. at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.
Photos: Top photo by Liz Linder
Others (CW from top left): by Larry Gould, Colin, Allison Evans, Sarah Waterworth