2017 Festival Announcement

Kansas City in celebrating it’s 5th year anniversary!  We are dedicated at providing Kansas City with cutting edge choreography and dance during the summer as well as enriching the lives of all people involved.

We have been busy planning more works, finding great dancers, and putting together an exciting KCDF Summer 2017. Our goal is to keep the highest quality of dance for Summer 2017 that the Dance Festival has provided to our audiences for the past 4 years.

Our biggest announcement for KCDF 2017 is that we are expanding our Black Box Performances to 2 nights instead of 1! Our main event will be held again at the Folly Theater and another magnificent night of dance it will be!

KCDF’s 2017 event layout will educate you, inspire you, move you, and keep you anticipating the next event.

June 16th: Black box performances beginning at 7:30 PM ending with a meet & greet reception with the dancers from around the world. These performances will leave you viscerally alive and inspired!

June 24th: The main event at Folly Theater at 7:30 PM. 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!

On June 21st: Open Rehearsal and Dance Forum talk led by Anthony Krutzkamp and Logan Pachciarz with guest speaker, as well as a few other surprises. Small reception to follow. This event is a public free event for all! This event will occur from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

June 19th – June 22nd: Kansas City Dance Festival will hold 2 master dance classes around the Kansas City community.

We have hired over 70 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 2017, we aim to continue the choreographic talent we’ve employed 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)