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Assistant Professor

Kiki Lucas

Contact Information

Education

  • B.A., Dance, Point Park University

Courses Taught

  • Composition III
  • Entrepreneurship for the Arts
  • Jazz III/IV
  • Jazz VII/VIII

Background

Point Park University alumna Kiki Lucas begins her second year as an assistant professor of dance teaching Jazz Technique and Entrepreneurship for the Arts. Lucas spends her weekends traveling as part of Modas Dance faculty, as well as a freelance teacher and choreographer. Additionally, since 2002, she’s taught for Point Park’s International Summer Dance program.

In spring 2020, alongside Director Stephen Sposito, she choreographed Point Park’s rendition of Pippin. Lucas was the resident choreographer of Houston Metropolitan Dance Company for eight years and a company dancer for 11 seasons in Houston. She recently spent a year in Miami presenting three full-length evening performances as the resident choreographer of Mosaic Dance Project.

She has worked with Robert Battle, Kate Skarpetowska, Peter Chu, Pattie Obey, Salim Gaulwoods, Sidra Bell, Larry Kegwin, Joe Celej, Jason McDole and Kiesha Lalama.

Her choreography has been presented at Jacob’s Pillow Inside Out Stage, The Kennedy Center, Houston Met Dance, Towson University, Marygrove College, Point Park University, University of Central Oklahoma, The Grier School and James Madison University. 

Curriculum Vitae

 

Professional Dance Companies

  • Houston Metropolitan Dance Company, resident choreographer and dancer, Houston, Texas
  • MET too Youth Company - METDance, co-director, Houston, Texas
  • Mosaic Dance Project, resident choreographer, Miami, Fla.
  • Race Dance Co., artist in residence, Edmond, Ok.

College/University Teaching 

  • Marygrove College
  • University of Central Oklahoma
  • Towson University
  • Hawaii Pacific University
  • University of Michigan

International Teaching 

  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Panama City, Panama
  • San Pedro, Costa Rica
  • Zamora, Mexico
  • Pereira and Manizales, Colombia

Dance Festivals

  • The Vessel and Rebound, choreographer, Jacob's Pillow, Becket, Mass.
  • APAP Convention, resident choreographer, New York, N.Y.
  • Dance Chicago, resident choreographer, Chicago, Ill.
  • Midwestern Arts Festival, resident choreographer, Indianapolis, Ind. 

Selected Award

  •  Outstanding Choreographer, Youth American Grand Prix Houston, 2015

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