Jenkins launches Colorado Summer Dance Retreat and featured through National Choreographers Initiative

Inspired by the need he saw for dancers to be nurtured as artists, choreographer Kevin Jenkins created the Summer Dance Retreat to inspire and rejuvenate working professionals. Hosted just outside Boulder, Colorado the retreat will be focused on creating a space where dancers can rest and enjoy the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains.

Kevin will lead class, teach repertoire, and host discussions about the dance field and how to stay inspired while working in it. Also teaching will be David Maurice, formerly of Ate9 and current artistic director of Cocodaco Dance Project.

All professional dancers are encouraged to apply as the retreat will be provided at no cost to the attendees. Their sole expense will be travel to and from Denver International Airport. Transport to the retreat center will be facilitated, meals will be curated by a personal chef, and all dancers will be provided lodging on site.

Kevin's vision is to support dancers so they can return for the 18/19 season with a new sense of inspiration, reinvigorated by their time at SDR.

Dates: August 13-19
Location: Boulder, Colorado

To apply submit:
Video reel
Brief description of why you want to attend

Email all materials to by April 15.

Enrollment is limited. Applicants will be notified regarding selection on April 25.

Kevin has also been selected for the National Choreographers Initiative this summer in Irvine CA. As one of four choreographers, he will be working with dancers from major companies around the country to workshop new ideas. The three weeks are directed by Molly Lynch and hosted at the University of Irvine with a showing on July 28 at the Irvine Barclay Theatre.

An Award-winning Choreographer
Prolific choreographer and faculty member of Boston Ballet School, Kevin Jenkins has choreographed for State Street Ballet, St. Louis Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Columbia Ballet Collaborative, Island Moving Company, Big Muddy Dance, Western Ballet, Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami, Bellingham Repertory Dance, and the School of Ballet Arizona among others. His choreography has been performed on the Inside/Out Series at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and at West Wave Dance Festival in San Francisco. Dance Magazine has praised his work as "riveting" and he has served as an instructor at the University of San Diego, Arizona School of the Arts, Southwest Classical Dance Institute, and Master Ballet Academy.

Please direct booking inquiries to Jessica Marino of JAMpress Management,