Kyle “JustSole” Clark

1/3: The Reality of Manhood from Kyle Clark’s I Am The Road. Photo by Frank Bicking.
2/3: Kyle Clark. Photo by Dinita Clark.
3/3: Kyle Clark. Photo by Steve Lunger.

Kyle “JustSole” Clark is a dancer and choreographer with expertise in hip-hop and street dance. The founder and artistic director of Just Sole Street Dance Theater, Clark studied ballet, modern dance, and jazz at The University of the Arts and with PHILADANCO. He has performed with the Philadelphia-based Eleone Dance Theater, and later joined the renowned hip-hop company Rennie Harris PureMovement as a principal dancer, before serving as rehearsal director. Clark teaches dance at The University of the Arts, Temple University, and Bryn Mawr College, and has taught hip-hop master classes for dance companies and universities around the world, including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Cairo Opera Ballet Company, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, State University of New York at Oswego, and others. In 2016, Clark received Center support to present The Life of a Just Sole, a project that will bring together some of hip-hop’s most influential pioneers in a dance-theater performance blending street dance techniques with spoken word narration and video.


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Collaborators & Colleagues

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Collaborators & Colleagues

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Grants & Grantees

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Grants & Grantees

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Grants & Grantees

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