"After long consideration I am pleased to announce that I have chosen Peter Kyle as Associate Director and my successor for Bearnstow. He is the best qualified to carry on the aesthetic and the mission of Bearnstow, and he has accepted my invitation with great enthusiasm. Peter has told me how honored he is by this opportunity and how much he looks forward to working with the Bearnstow board of directors, staff and larger community in ensuring Bearnstow thrives long into the future.
"For those of you who may not know Peter, he has been working professionally in dance for the past 27 years. His work is far reaching, and he has a strong foundation in the Nikolais aesthetic. He brings outstanding creative vision, resourcefulness and professionalism to all that he does. He is Artistic Director of Peter Kyle Dance, longtime faculty member at Bard College and Marymount Manhattan College, and has been a part of Bearnstow's faculty since 2009.
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As Associate Director Peter will become a much more familiar face around camp as he joins Ruth to assist in making policy and administrative decisions. We wish him a hearty welcome! And those who know Ruth know she has no plans for stepping down anytime soon. At 98 she is still going strong!