Micki Taylor Pinney

Micki Taylor-Pinney


Micki Taylor-Pinney BS, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; MFA, University of North Carolina, Greensboro is a lecturer at BU College of Fine Arts School of Theatre and has intensive training in international folk dancing and additional training in kinesiology with Dorothy Vislocky. Since 1985, she has directed the dance program in the Department of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and served as faculty advisor to the student dance company, Dance Theatre Group. Faculty advisor for the dance minor program in the College of Fine Arts since 1999 and director of Reach, a summer outreach program for urban youth since 1998. She teaches courses in modern dance, dance history, composition, and aesthetics; she has been a guest lecturer on Ideokinesis and pedagogy in the School of Education. She was selected as an honorary member of Boston University’s Scarlet Key Honor Society in 2020.

A performer with Dance Collective beginning in 1986, she became an artistic director from 1998 to 2006 during which time she performed and choreographed for the company and directed the educational/outreach programs. She choreographed over 50 dances for BU’s Dance Theatre Group and over 30 dances for professional dancers and companies. She served as a dance education consultant and taught residencies for schools and colleges in Vermont, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. She is director of Mass Movement, Inc. providing educational outreach in schools and after-school programs through Young Audiences. She co-directed a teacher training grant in the Boston Public Schools and co-authored a manual for teachers. For 12 years, she was the dance director for creative arts summer programs in Dover and Brookline. Micki was president of Boston Dance Alliance for two of the eight years she served on the board.