2014 diamond research scholars grant recipient, kailey mccrudden fostered a love of dance and football in upstate NY. she received a BFA in dance from temple university in may 2015, summa cum laude, performing in works by andrea miller and larry keigwin, and studying under kun yang-lin, jillian harris and merian soto while there.  now a NYC based choreographer and dancer, kailey's work has been performed at the green space, BAX, philadelphia fringe festival, inhale performance series, ECT performances series, triskelion arts, the hatch series, and bates dance festival new works showcase.  she has studied with bill t jones/arnie zane dance company, david dorfman dance, nancy stark smith, and stephan koplowitz. kailey is currently a community actionist dancer  at gibney dance center. kailey dances for sophie sotsky, designated movement, and aaron mcgloin dance, among others. she also teaches contemporary forms classes at gibney dance center and is a trainer for nw method. her work has been commissioned by nacre dance company and ballet forte.  kailey allocates her free time to absorbing as much sports knowledge as possible.