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Ken Pierce trained in ballet and modern dance, studying on scholarship at both the American Ballet Theatre School and the Merce Cunningham studio. He has specialized in early dance—especially late-Renaissance and Baroque dance—for over thirty years, as choreographer, reconstructor, performer, and teacher. He has performed with early dance companies on both sides of the Atlantic, and his choreographies have been presented at workshops and festivals in Europe, Canada, and the United States. He directs the early dance program at the Longy School of Music of Bard College, and is on the faculty at Intergrarte (