Choreographer, Dance Artist
Panel: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) in Performing Arts

February 21, 2021
12:30 pm EST

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Pioneer Winter (b. 1987) is a Miami-based choreographer and dance artist. He directs Pioneer Winter Collective, a group of allies, activists and artists in their own right, whose bodies and voices transform their social, political, and cultural landscapes.

PWC is a national touring contemporary dance and physical theatre company, rooted in social justice, community, and queer visibility. Recognized in Dance Magazine’s 2019 “25 to Watch” PWC is a contemporary dance and physical theater company that democratizes performance in public spaces, museums/galleries, stage, and film. Pioneer’s choreography has been commissioned by several South Florida universities, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami Theater Center, Karen Peterson and Dancers, Tigertail Productions, Live Arts Miami, Jacksonville Dance Theatre, and FundArte. Fellowships and awards have included the Dance Miami Choreographers Program, Miami Goes Elsewhere (Greensboro, NC), and MDC Live Arts Lab Alliance.

Pioneer Winter’s work is supported by local, state, foundation, and fellowship awards, including a MAP Fund and New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) National Dance Project Production grant award for his project “Birds of Paradise,” which premieres at the Adrienne Arsht Center in late-Fall 2021. Pioneer Winter is the Adrienne Arsht Center’s first Artist-in-Residence collaboration in a decade (2019-2021).

He’s curated and directed the ScreenDance Miami Festival presented by the Miami Light Project since 2017. Pioneer Winter has been an Honors College faculty fellow at the Florida International University since 2014. As Assistant Teaching Professor, he lectures in areas of social justice and art, epistemology, and dance technique and composition in both the Honors College and College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts.