Nicholas-Martin Kearney directs The Nevada LGBT Archives’ day-to-day operations, in addition to providing office management of the Core Humanities program at the University of Nevada, Reno. Nicholas joined the leadership team of The Nevada LGBT Archives after more than three decades as a performing artist and administrator in theatre and dance. His background and skills bring together a unique blend of organizational leadership, production experience, creative innovation, and business acumen.
Mr. Kearney’s arts management career began at Carolyn Dorfman Dance; he was a key player in the creation of Ms. Dorfman’s Sextet and Primal Axis. He then joined Ballet Internationale-Indianapolis as General Manager, where he was involved in new productions and touring. During his tenure with Ballet Internationale, Mr. Kearney oversaw the creation and production of Fleming Flindt’s Midwest Premiere of Phaedra; Eldar Aliev’s Cinderella; the recreation of Aliev’s Firebird and Carmon De Leone’s Peter Pan.
Mr. Kearney’s professional performance career began with the Bolshoi Ballet during their Bicentennial Tour of North America. Other notable entertainment companies he has danced with include Royal Danish Ballet, Les Ballets Trockadero des Monte Carlo, Jim Henson’s Muppets, and Walt Disney Entertainment.