Kerry Kincy, Community Fellow

“I am most fascinated by the effects of systematic inequality formed by race in individuals and collectively in communities. The ability to utilize the arts to communicate the experience of racism is weaved into my work within different populations of invisible people. Art is paramount in generating deeper connections to self and an awareness for the experiences of others. Art affords equitable power sharing.”

Kerry Kincy is an artist and community consultant who has brought her expressive arts residency, Telling Voices, to children and adults in underserved and often invisible populations in the community, schools, and in residential treatment facilities. She has collaborated with private, state, and nonprofit organizations throughout Connecticut. She is the director of New Haven Ballet’s Shared Abilities Dance Ensemble where dancers with and without physical disabilities work in partnership to create performances. Kincy provides the vocabulary and the tools to utilize the transformative power of movement/dance to both typical and differently-abled communities, in schools, colleges, Alzheimer's residential programs, psychiatric hospitals, correctional facilities, and with veterans with PTSD.

Kincy is the Director of the Free Center’s community art and wellness programming, and an Expressive Arts Consultant to organizations and institutions, collecting data to understand the efficacy of their programming. She is a Visiting Lecturer in the Dance Department at Wesleyan University, and was recognized as a Connecticut Arts Hero in 2021.

She graduated from Trinity College with a self-designed degree in Learning, Movement, and Social Development. She continued to build her craft studying Expressive and Creative Art Therapies at Salve Regina and The New School, and Movement Therapy at Antioch University. She completed her Masters in Community Psychology at the University of New Haven. Kincy is a proud mother of two daughters, Zoë and Frankie Blù, and her first grandson, Zion.