With more than 20 years of accompaniment experience and 15+ years of dance accompanying and arts organization experience, Tyrone Boyle serves as BalletMet’s Music Director. Mr. Boyle’s varied accompaniment experiences has taken him from the musical theater stage here in the U.S. to touring throughout Europe as a choral accompanist in countries such as Finland, Sweden, and the Soviet Union.
While pursuing a Piano Performance degree in college as a junior, Tyrone began exploring dance accompaniment with the Grand Rapids Ballet in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Upon leaving the Grand Rapids Ballet, he began working with the Dayton Ballet in Dayton, OH. Mr. Boyle has previously served as both a faculty accompanist and a teaching faculty member at BalletMet for 10 years from 1997 – 2007. During that time he was also invited to work alongside world-reknown choreographer Lynne Taylor-Corbet in her haunting piece “Lost and Found” – where he played a series of performances at the Capitol Theater playing Robert Schumann’s difficult “Symphonic Etudes.”
While living in Chicago for 6 years, Mr. Boyle served as a staff accompanist for many of Chicago’s best dance companies including Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, the Joffrey Ballet, the River North Dance Company, Luna Negra Dance Theater, The Ruth Page School, Chicago Ballet Arts, Loyola University Department of Dance and Danceworks Chicago. Working as a freelance dance accompanist, Tyrone has also played for many of the nations top dance institutions including The American Ballet Theater, The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the Juilliard Dance Ensemble, Mark Morris Dance Theater, North Carolina Dance Theater, and the Houston Ballet, amongst others. While in Chicago, Mr. Boyle was also invited each year to play for the prestigious Chicago Dancing Festival at Millennium Park.
Tyrone’s primary piano instructors have included Dr. Patricia Spedden at Huntington University, Peter Van Dessel at Cornerstone University, Eric Zadan of Dayton, OH, and Dr. Caroline Hong at The Ohio State University.