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Adam Dyer

Associate Chair, Assistant Professor
Adminstration, Full-Time Faculty

2226 RB

Area: Contemporary


Adam believes every door opened in his career has been the result of Heavenly help magnifying effort and enthusiasm. He currently serves as Associate Chair and Assistant Professor of Contemporary Dance at BYU. He teaches course work in various levels of Contemporary Technique, Conditioning and Injury Prevention in Dance (*infusing a high priority on the spiritual and mental aspects of pre-hab), Career Trajectory Seminar, Aerial Dance Technique and Composition, Contemporary Partnering and Musical Theatre Performance and Choreography Seminar.

His choreography has been featured by BYU performing groups Kinnect, Contemporary Dance Theatre, Young Ambassadors, and mainstage productions such as Fiddler on the Roof and Godspell. He was invited to choreograph and develop the original musical 1820, based on the life and Emma and Joseph Smith. Dyer has also choreographed Footloose and Cinderella for the iconic Sundance Summer Theatre, and choreographed an innovative revival of Disney’s Newsies at Hale Center Theatre in Sandy, UT.

Before joining the faculty at BYU, Adam’s career included dancing in the Broadway National Tour of CONTACT, the Tony Award Winning musical by Susan Stroman. Contributing to three different projects for Walt Disney Entertainment. Performing on Broadway in Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark and in large scale water-based cirque shows Le Reve and The House of Dancing Water as an acrobat, aerialist and dancer. Drawing on his performing experience Adam had the opportunity to create and direct a groundbreaking aquatic theatre show for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines titled HiRO.

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Dyer appeared in Crystal Pite’s epic work, POLARIS at Lincoln Center’s “White Light Festival”. While performing Dyer also served on Faculty at Broadway Dance Center in New York City where he proposed and created a unique dance class titled Interactive Performance/Contemporary Duets.

Adam was invited to direct and choreograph Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark’s contribution to the Broadway community’s annual “Gypsy of the Year” competition hosted at the Minskoff Theatre. He directed a 360° VR collaboration between GoPro and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where he also created, directed and choreographed INFUSEART.COM, a real-time audience interactive installation at the Jack Crystal Theatre. This unique piece showcased performers and audience members interacting in real-time through technology to determine the climax of the performance.

Dyer holds a BFA from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater/Fordham University and an MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts specializing in Dance and New Media.

Research Interests:
Movement in Performance. Musical Theatre Choreography. Aerial Dance Technique, Composition and Performance. Where Technique and the Creative Process Collide. Conditioning the Spirit, Mind and Body. Exploring hybrid art forms such as Dance and New Media.

Adam Ray Dyer Choreography Reel from Adam Ray Dyer on Vimeo.