ARTISTIC STAFF

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CERVILIO AMADOR

Co-Artistic Director

A skilled artist, entrepreneur, and change agent for the world of dance, Cervilio Miguel Amador received his education and training from the Vocational Ballet School in Camagüey, Cuba and the National Ballet School of Cuba. He danced with the National Ballet of Cuba as a corps de ballet dancer and then as a Corifeo (demi-soloist) before joining Cincinnati Ballet in 2004 as a Soloist. He was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2006 becoming one of the youngest Principals in the history of the company.

During his professional career he has performed as a guest artist in galas all over the world as well as a guest teacher for numerous schools, he has represented Cincinnati Ballet dancers as a Union delegated for over 10 years and after retiring from dance, he became the Ballet Master for Cincinnati Ballet. He is currently the Ballet Master for Cincinnati Ballet and Co-Artistic Director/Founder of Moving Arts. Amador is also a member of the Cincinnati Ballet Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Task Force leading sustainable change for Dancers now and future artists. 

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LOGAN PACHCIARZ

Co-Founder | Co-Artistic Director

Co-Artistic Director Logan Pachciarz began his official dance training at the Franklin School of Performing Arts and at the Nashville Ballet, and his professional career at the age of 15 as a member of Twyla Tharp’s dance ensemble Tharp! During their acclaimed national tour, he performed in three premiere works, Sweet Fields, Heroes, and 66. He then continued his formal dance education at the North Carolina School of the Arts under the tutelage of Ton Simons, Fernando Bujones, and Warren Conover. Joining Boston Ballet II at the age of 18, Mr. Pachciarz was soon promoted to the main company, in which he performed works by choreographers such as Rudi van Dantzig, Christopher Wheeldon, and Ben Stevenson. After two years at Boston Ballet, in 2001 Mr. Pachciarz joined Kansas City Ballet. During his 15 years with the Company, he has performed leading roles in a diverse repertoire, ranging from classical works such as Giselle, and Romeo and Juliet, to contemporary and modern pieces, such as Jardi Tancat, Dark Elegies, The Catherine Wheel Suite, and The Moor’s Pavane. One of his most celebrated roles at Kansas City Ballet (and one which he shared with co-director Anthony Krutzkamp, to equal acclaim) was as the infamous count in Michael Pink’s Dracula. Along with co-artistic director Anthony Krutzkamp, Mr. Pachciarz founded the Kansas City Dance Festival in 2013 in order to develop an exciting performance series for the Kansas City community. Now in its sixth year, he is proud to have the opportunity to present unique and influential choreographers partnered with extraordinary dancers.

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF​

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KATIE PILONE

General Manager

Katie Pilone, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, received her training from The Otto M. Budig Academy of Cincinnati Ballet under the instruction of Mishic and Valentine Liberatore. She performed in various Cincinnati Ballet productions including The Nutcracker, Romeo & Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Cinderella. Ms. Pilone spent her summers training with American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, Kaatsbaan, BalletMet, Kansas City Ballet, and Oklahoma City Ballet. Katie continued her training and education at Butler University in Indianapolis. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Dance Arts Administration and a minor in Marketing in 2016. She continued to work in the arts administration field as a marketing assistant for NWA Ballet Theatre and Sacramento Ballet. Ms. Pilone has performed with various ballet companies including Kentucky Ballet Theatre, Oklahoma City Ballet, Northwest Arkansas Ballet Theatre and is currently a company member with Indianapolis Ballet. Throughout her career, Katie has performed in works by Gerarld Arpino, Marius Petipa, Septime Webre, Victoria Morgan, Val Caniparoli, Robert Mills, Ryan Jolicoeur-Nye, and Stephanie Martinez. She also toured Eastern Europe with Butler Ballet, performing in Poland, Austria, and The Czech Republic. Ms. Pilone is also trained through Balanced Body Education and is Pilates Instructor at Club Pilates. Katie is thrilled to be back for her 6th year working with Moving Arts.

Special Advisors

Dr. David Donovan

Kyle Danner

Dianne Dunkelman

Jill Krutzkamp

Nick Mullikin

Heather Theders

Matthew White

Artistic Director Emeritus

Anthony Krutzkamp