Lloyd Knight

IBT MasterClass Series 


IBT Academy is proud to introduce Lloyd Knight, Principal Dancer of Martha Graham Dance Company. 



Dance Magazine named Lloyd the Best Performer of 2015.



Lloyd joined Martha Graham Dance Company in 2005. He performs lead roles in Appalachian SpringEmbattled GardenErrand into the Maze and several others ballets. 


He has partnered New York City Ballet Principal Wendy Whelan in Ms. Graham's MoonDuet, and is partnering American Ballet Theatre's Misty Copeland in At Summer’s Full (a Graham duet from Letter to the World).



“I continue to love Graham’s choreography because it speaks to me in a way no other dance form does, portraying real human emotions in a very smart technique,” Lloyd says. “I still pinch myself when I think of all the opportunities I’ve had, and biggest of all being made Principal Dancer of the Martha Graham Dance Company.”


Lloyd has had ballets choreographed on him by Nacho Duato, Mats Ek, Andonis Foniadakis, Larry Keigwin, Doug Varone, Lar Lubovitch, Klye Abraham, Liz Gerring, Michelle Dorrance, Anne Bogart, and Pontus Lidberg.


Born in England and raised in Miami, Lloyd trained at Miami Conservatory of Ballet and graduated from New World School of the Arts, under the direction of Daniel Lewis. There he worked with choreographers, Donald McKayle, Robert Battle, and Michael Uthoff. He is a scholarship recepient to The Ailey School and Dance Theatre of Harlem