Pioneer Winter
Choreographer & Director

A Miami-based choreographer and director of the risk-taking and experimental Pioneer Winter Collective - invested in physical theatre, contemporary dance, and transmedia. He is deeply passionate about the democratization of performance with unexpected bodies in unexpected places, and its potential to manifest in unexpected leadership and social change. Winter created L.E.A.P. (Leaders of Equality through Arts and Performance), a creative communication program for LGBTQIA+ teens and their allies that focuses on using the arts for activism; and the Grass Stains fellowship, a site-specific performance initiative that mentors and commissions artists interested in site-based and public art work through a close collaboration with acclaimed site choreographer Stephan Koplowitz. Winter completed a Master of Fine Arts in Choreography from Jacksonville University/White Oak, as the first artist to be named a Dennis R. Washington Achievement Scholar. He also holds a Master of Epidemiology degree from FIU.

He was a Dance Miami Choreographic Program recipient (2014-2015) and Miami Goes Elsewhere Fellowship recipient (2016), and is a fellow and faculty member in the FIU Honors College Department. Pioneer Winter was recently appointed director of Tigertail Production’s ScreenDance Miami Festival 2017, and is guest artist at both Miami-Dade College and Broward College


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