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Walter Rutledge, choreographer, playwright and director, is a cultural commentator who writes on dance, theatre, fine art, fashion and literature. In 2014, he teamed up with the model and actor Adewale Adekanbi to create the popular online entertainment publication Out and About NYC Magazine. Rutledge is presently Out and About’s Editor-in-Chief.
A dance graduate of Temple University, Rutledge began his professional career at the Harkness House for Ballet Arts; advancing from scholarship student, to dancer, to school administrator and company manager of the last touring company. During his tenure with the Harkness Ballet Foundation, he was given the opportunity and encouragement to develop his choreographic and directorial skills. He became choreographer-in-residency and associate artistic director with the Nanette Bearden Contemporary Dance Theatre where he worked and collaborated with world-renowned collage artist Romare Bearden.