2016 Festival Announcement

2016 Kansas City Dance Festival


We have been busy planning more works, finding great dancers, and putting together an exciting KCDF Summer 2016. Our goal is to keep the highest quality of dance for Summer 2016 that the Dance Festival has provided to our audiences for the past 3 years.

Our biggest announcement is that our festival is growing to be a week long FESTIVAL! We can’t wait for you all to have the option to partake and learn about dance in more ways than one.

KCDF’s 2016 event layout will educate you, inspire you, move you, and keep you anticipating the next event.

On June 18th: Dance Forum talk led by Anthony Krutzkamp and Logan Pachciarz with guest speaker and choreographer Garrett Smith, as well as a few other surprises. Small reception to follow. Location: TBA.  This event is a public free event for all!

June 20th-June 22nd: Kansas City Dance Festival will hold 3 master dance classes around the Kansas City community.

June 24th: Black box event featuring two  man group, “The Nexus Project” out of Chicago.  Recently “The Nexus Project” was awarded top 25 to watch by Dance Magazine.

June 25th: The main event at Folly Theater. This event has been noted as the top dance event to come to in the summer months, so you don’t want to miss out!

We have hired over 50 dancers since we incorporated as a festival in 2013. Many are from the Kansas City area, some from other nationally prominent companies including Joffrey and Pennsylvania Ballet, and worldwide from internationally known companies like Finnish National Ballet. Many of these dancers would otherwise be unemployed during the Summer months. 

In 2016, we aim to continue the choreographic talent we’ve employed (view choreographers) in past years, by hiring new acclaimed classical and contemporary choreographers who are known to be some of the newest and/or the greatest in the market, satisfying all pallets of our ever so appreciated audience members.

We want to thank you for your support and generosity.  Please don’t miss this year and tell your friends all about it. No one will be disappointed!


Anthony Krutzkamp & Logan Pachciarz (Co-Artistic Directors)

Jill Marlow (General Manager)