Kyle Shukis is a critically acclaimed teacher based in the Washington DC area who teaches master classes and sets choreography regularly at performing arts high schools and Universities across the country. He currently also runs a precollege program designed to bridge the gap between studio and professional dance studies. He worked for several years as the assistant director and head of dance for the Virginia summer residential governors school for humanities and performing arts and has been on faculty at Radford University in Virginia and Rutgers University in New Jersey. He has also been a guest teacher at multiple universities including Muhlenberg College, University of Massachusetts, Trinity College, Raritan Valley Community College, Coker College, James Madison University, and Virginia Tech. Kyle has taught for several years at the American College Dance Festival where his choreography has represented Radford University. His work has been presented at Broadway Dance Center and Dance New Amsterdam in New York and at Dance Place in Washington DC. His choreography has also been commissioned by the DC based company Capitol Movement as well as multiple schools and studios. Prior to moving to the DC area he danced and taught in New York where he toured with the internationally known modern dance company Randy James Dance Works which he also served as rehearsal director for. He also performed regularly with LKB Dance and Dance Council Movement Theater as well as a pick up dancer for multiple choreographers. Kyle received his undergraduate education at the University of Massachusetts where he performed in multiple student, faculty, and guest artist works, and choreographed regularly for student concerts.