Born September 4, 1945, in Washington, DC; son of Thomas W. and Lillian (Pence) Rinker. Career: Dancer and choreographer. Kenneth Rinker Dance Company, New York City, founder, 1979, choreographer, 1979-. Boston Ballet, Boston, MA, choreographer, 1987; Hartford Ballet, Hartford, CT, choreographer, 1987. Dancer and choreographer at the Dance Theatre Workshop, New York City; Joyce Theatre, New York City; LaMaMa Experimental Theatre Club, New York City; John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; and Pepsico Summerfare, Purchase, NY. Member: Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. Awards, Honors: Fulbrightscholar, choreography, Montevideo, Uruguay, 1985-86. Addresses: Office: 96 Park Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217.