Dianne McIntyre is a choreographer, dancer, director, and dramatist in concert dance, theatre, film and opera in a career spanning 50 years. She creates works from her experience as an African American and from her explorations through music, literature, history, poetry, and dynamics of the present world. For many years McIntyre directed her Harlem-based company, Sounds in Motion. She has toured internationally with her own dance-music ensembles and has choreographed for Dance Theatre of Harlem, Philadanco, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Dancing Wheels, GroundWorks DanceTheater and countless university dance ensembles. Choreography for Broadway includes August Wilson’s “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” and “King Hedley II”; Off-Broadway “Spell #7” and “The Great MacDaddy”; over 40 regional theatre productions including Crossroads Theatre, Karamu House and Cleveland Play House.  Screen choreography credits include “Beloved” and “Miss Evers’ Boys” (Emmy nomination). Other awards include: a Guggenheim Fellowship, Doris Duke Artist Award, United States Artists Fellowship, three Bessies (New York Dance and Performance), two AUDELCOs (NY Black Theatre), Helen Hayes Award (DC Theatre), Teer Pioneer Award (National Black Theatre), Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees from SUNY Purchase and Cleveland State University.

Some music collaborations: Olu Dara, Hannibal Lokumbe, Cecil Taylor, Butch Morris, Amina Claudine Myers, Don Pullen, Max Roach, Lester Bowie, Sharon Freeman. In theatre and film has worked with Marion McClinton, Regina Taylor, Des McAnuff, Jonathan Demme, Douglas Turner Ward, Barlett Sher, August Wilson, OyamO, Ntozake Shange, Avery Brooks, Rita Dove, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Joe Sargent, Glenda Dickerson, Woodie King, Jr., Irene Lewis, Oz Scott and Ricardo Khan.

McIntyre creates dance-driven dramas from real life interviews—“Open the Door, Virginia!” and “I Could Stop on a Dime and Get Ten Cents Change”. She is the choreographer of “Intimate Apparel” the opera by Lynn Nottage and Ricky Gordon for Lincoln Center Theater. Her mentors are Elaine Gibbs Redmond and Gus Solomons jr.