Kiley Dolaway

Portrait by Blaine Truitt Covert


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Kiley Dolaway

Kiley Dolaway was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She studied dance at Philadelphia Dance Theatre and graduated high school from University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Kiley received her BFA from the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College where she performed repertory by Shannon Gillen, Kevin Wynn, Manuel Vignoulle, Sidra Bell, and Merce Cunningham. Additionally, she attended Springboard Danse Montréal both in 2017 and 2018 where she performed works by Peter Chu and Johannes Wieland. Upon graduating in 2018, Kiley joined Vim Vigor Dance Company under the artistic direction of Shannon Gillen. She has supported Gillen's creations at L.A. Dance Project, b12 festival in Berlin, Springboard Danse Montréal, and many others. She has performed in Together is Close Enough, Minx, Forever, Superbloom, and Cold Bright She. Most recently, she was in residency at University of Michigan where she premiered in VIM’s latest creation, The Size of Darkness at Power Center for the Performing Arts. Through the years, Kiley has taught at The Juilliard School, NYU, Fordham, Purchase College, Springboard Danse Montréal, MOVE NYC, Movement Invention Project, and University of Calgary. Kiley joined NW Dance Project as a company member in the spring of 2022.