Kevin Lee-Y Green
KEVIN LEE-Y GREEN is a director, choreographer, and community arts educator. Green is a native of Bolivia, North Carolina (population 143) and a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where he studied contemporary dance and ballet.
Over a 15-year career, he has worked with acclaimed dance artists including: Rosie Herrera, Sidra Bell, Camille A Brown. Brown, David Parsons, Clay Taliafero, Sean Sullivan (Limon), Dianne Markham (Louis & Nikolai), and Brenda Daniels (Cunningham). He was mentored by theater director Gerald
Freedman while a member of the touring All School Production at UNCSA. His work has also been seen on Fox’s television series “Our Kind of People” and the LIfetime movie “Line Sisters.”
He is the founder of Techmoja Dance and Theater Company— an inclusive and diverse dance company created in partnership with his mother, community leader and culture bearer Donna Joyner Green.
The mission of Techmoja is to enliven community, create a deep sense of cultural understanding, and connect people across boundaries through the creative process and performance of dance. Through exemplary dance Techmoja brings people together, enriches communities, and centers diversity as a positive social value. Under Kevin’s guidance, Techmoja recently launched performances at several stagings along the east coast.
As part of his commitment to working at the intersection of art and community, Kevin works to create innovative and impactful dance programming and initiatives, especially among urban and rural youth of color. He has developed community engagement programs at Dreams Center for Art Education and at Snipes Academy of Arts and Design that strengthen youth interest and participation in dance, and create a space for students and their families to engage with dance artists and each other.