Kyle Sorensen

Adjunct Faculty

Teaches:  Hip Hop


Kyle Sorensen














Kyle Sorensen


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Kyle Sorensen has been making dances for over 12 years. He has a MFA in Dance Theatre from the University of California San Diego


Known for creating work that emphasizes collaborative processes, dynamic physicality, and embodied presence, his choreography has been exhibited and awarded special honors in both national and international venues, including the Tanzsommer Festival in Austria.


Most recently, Kyle was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study contemporary dance and choreographic processes in Israel for 2013-14. In the Fall of 2013, he was commissioned to choreograph a piece for the 15th annual Trolley Dances produced by San Diego Dance Theater.


Kyle has danced professionally in Los Angeles, Oregon, Washington, and San Diego for choreographers including:

  • Yolande Snaith
  • Joe Alter
  • Jean Isaacs
  • Elfi Schaefer-Schafroth
  • Alicia Peterson Baskel

He has performed in works by Tere O’Connor, Susan Marshall, and Gabe Masson. Kyle has studied the Gaga technique developed by Ohad Naharin of the Batsheva Dance Company, as well as choreographic practices with Bebe Miller, K.J. Holmes, and Nina Martin, and dance-for-the-camera with Ellen Bromberg.


Teaching Credits
  • Contemporary and Hip Hop
    - University of California San Diego
    - San Diego City College
  • Master Classes
    - Winthrop University (Rock Hill, SC),
    - Johnson C. Smith University (Charlotte, NC)
    - Southwestern College (Chula Vista, CA)
  • Assistant Choreographer to Yolande Snaith
    “Sexual Selection: Darwin and Shakespeare Ponder Love"
    - University of California San Diego’s


  • Achievement Award in Teaching
    - University of California San Diego
  • Dance Achievement Award 
    Undergraduate Excellence as a Developing Artist
    - University of Oregon

Kyle is currently Co-Artistic Director of somebodies dance theater in San Diego and on faculty at Grossmont College, the University of California San Diego, San Diego City College, and Southwestern College.