Rakeem Hardy (they/them), originally from Toronto, Canada, received their BFA from the State University of New York at Purchase College. In 2020, they were the recipient of the Thayer Fellowship Award. Through their time at Purchase, they performed works by Ohad Naharin, Doug Varone, Sidra Bell, Norbert De La Cruz III, and Roderick George. Rakeem has had the pleasure of performing with A.I.M by Kyle Abraham, Loni Landon Dance Projects, and Gallim Dance. Rakeem joined Kidd Pivot in 2022.