Kitty Lunn

Ms. Lunn’s love affair with the dance began at the age of eight, when her grandmother took her to see the film The Red Shoes.  By the time she was fifteen, she was dancing principal roles with the New Orleans Civic Ballet, where she made her professional debut in the title role in Coppelia.

Her work in New Orleans led to a scholarship to the Washington Ballet where she studied and worked with both Mary Day and the great ballet master, Edward Caton.  Numerous ballets in which she danced include Swan Lake, Giselle, Les Sylphide and The Nutcracker.  While in Washington, Ms. Lunn worked with such dance legends as Martha Graham, Agnes DeMille, Jose Limon and Eric Bruhn.

Thirty-Three years ago, while preparing for her first Broadway show, she slipped on ice, fell down a flight of stairs and broke her back.  Now a paraplegic, using a wheelchair, Ms. Lunn works diligently on behalf of performing artists with disabilities.  In the fall of 1995, she founded Infinity Dance Theater, a non-traditional dance company featuring dancers with and without disabilities. Infinity Dance Theater is committed to bringing the joy and drama of motion and movement to a new level of inclusion by expanding the boundaries of dance and changing the world’s perception of what a dancer is.  To this end, she has developed a wheelchair dance technique strongly rooted in and growing out of the technique of Classical Ballet and Modern Dance.

As the Artistic Director of Infinity, Ms. Lunn has choreographed an eclectic body of work that has been seen throughout the United States and Europe.

*Registered Dance Educator, certifies that Ms. Lunn has passed an evaluation conducted under the authority of the National Dance Education Association and the National Registry of Dance Educators, Inc.