About the company


The mission of A.I.M is to create an evocative interdisciplinary body of work. Born into hip-hop culture in the late 1970s and grounded in Abraham’s artistic upbringing in classical cello, piano, and the visual arts, the goal of the movement is to delve into identity in relation to a personal history. The work entwines a sensual and provocative vocabulary with a strong emphasis on sound, human behavior and all things visual in an effort to create an avenue for personal investigation and exposing that on stage. A.I.M. is a representation of dancers from various disciplines and diverse personal backgrounds. Combined together, these individualities create movement that is manipulated and molded into something fresh and unique.

photo by Carrie Schneider


A.I.M Staff

Artistic Director: Kyle Abraham

Executive Director: Joe Stackell

General Manager: Hillary Kooistra

Director of Development: Sarah Rulfs

Production Manager and Lighting Supervisor: Dan Stearns

Finance Manager: Lucy Mallett

Choreographic Associate: Matthew Baker

Rehearsal Director: Tamisha Guy

Operations Associate: Rebecca Gual



A.I.M Board: Kyle Abraham, Stephen Simcock (chair), Cheryl Bergenfeld, Chris Calkins, Glenn Ligon, Bebe Neuwirth, Carrie Schneider, Eric Shiner, Gilda Squire, Julia Strickland

For booking information, contact Lotus Arts Management, Sophie Myrtil-McCourty, President, at 72-11 Austin Street, Suite 371, Forest Hills, NY 11375. Tel: 347.721.8724; email: sophie@lotusartsmgmt.com  website: www.lotusartsmgmt.com

Generous support for A.I.M provided by: Engaging Dance Audiences, administered by Dance/USA and made possible with generous funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; The Ford Foundation; The Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation; The Harkness Foundation for Dance, Howard Gilman Foundation; JKW Foundation; Joyce Theater Foundation; Mertz-Gilmore Foundation; Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Howard Gilman Foundation; New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; O'Donnell-Greene Music & Dance Foundation; Princess Grace Foundation-USA; The Rockefeller Brothers Fund; The Samuel H. Scripps Foundation; Emma A. Sheafer Charitable Trust; and The Shubert Foundation. Public funding provided by The National Endowment for the Arts, The NYS Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature; and the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

A.I.M is a proud supporter of Dancers Responding to AIDS, which helps ensure that those most in need receive the care and comfort they would otherwise do without. Founded in 1991 by former Paul Taylor Dance Company members Denise Roberts Hurlin and Hernando Cortez, DRA relies on the extraordinary compassion and efforts of the performing arts community to fund a safety net of social services for those in need. Together, we can make a difference for those less fortunate than us. Donate at www.dradance.org/donate.


PO Box 986

New York City, NY 10113