Donald McKayle

About Donald McKayle

Birth Day: July 6, 1930
Birth Place: New York

Donald McKayle

Donald McKayle was born on July 6, 1930 in New York. Known best for his socially-themed modern dance works of the 1950s and '60s, this Emmy and Tony Award-nominated dancer and choreographer headed the Inner City Repertory Dance Company during the 1970s and founded the Donald McKayle and Dancers company in 1951.
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Popular As Donald McKayle
Occupation Dancer
Age 90 years old
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Born July 6, 1930 (New York)
Birthday July 6
Town/City New York
Nationality New York

🌙 Zodiac

Donald McKayle’s zodiac sign is Cancer. According to astrologers, the sign of Cancer belongs to the element of Water, just like Scorpio and Pisces. Guided by emotion and their heart, they could have a hard time blending into the world around them. Being ruled by the Moon, phases of the lunar cycle deepen their internal mysteries and create fleeting emotional patterns that are beyond their control. As children, they don't have enough coping and defensive mechanisms for the outer world, and have to be approached with care and understanding, for that is what they give in return.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Donald McKayle was born in the Year of the Horse. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Horse love to roam free. They’re energetic, self-reliant, money-wise, and they enjoy traveling, love and intimacy. They’re great at seducing, sharp-witted, impatient and sometimes seen as a drifter. Compatible with Dog or Tiger.

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About

Known best for his socially-themed modern dance works of the 1950s and '60s, this Emmy and Tony Award-nominated Dancer and Choreographer headed the Inner City Repertory Dance Company during the 1970s and founded the Donald McKayle and Dancers company in 1951.

Before Fame

During his teenage years, he earned a scholarship to train at New York's New Dance Group. His first choreographic work, a homelessness-themed piece titled Saturday's Child, premiered in 1948, when he was eighteen years old.

Trivia

He received Tony Award nominations for his choreography work on the 1970s and early 1980s Broadway productions of Golden Boy, Raisin, Doctor Jazz, and Sophisticated Ladies.

Family Life

He grew up in East Harlem, New York, as the son of Jamaican immigrants.

Associated With

He trained with renowned modern Dancer and Choreographer Martha Graham.

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