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.
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.
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.
Co-Founder | Artistic Director Emeritus
Anthony Krutzkamp was a professional ballet dancer with Cincinnati Ballet from the age of 18. He was promoted every season until he reached the rank of principal dancer at age 23. He has performed such classical roles as Prince Desire in Sleeping Beauty, Prince Charming in Cinderella, Siegfried in Swan Lake, Shakriar in 1001 Nights, and Romeo in Romeo & Juliet. He danced the lead in works by George Balanchine including Emeralds in Jewels, Theme and Variations, Concerto Barocco, Tchaikovsky pas de deux and Chaconne. His contemporary works include ballets by Twyla Tharp, Jorma Elo, Adam Houghland, and Darrell Grand Maultrie. As an international guest artist, Mr. Krutzkamp has performed Flames of Paris, Don Jose in Carmen, Solar in La Bayadere, Cavalier in The Nutcracker, Siegfried in Swan Lake, Franz in Coppelia, and Don Q Suite in Fukuoka and Okinawa, Japan. Mr. Krutzkamp received a Bachelor of Science in Management from Northeastern University in Boston, MA and was recognized by the University with a diploma of high honors, all while dancing. He retired from the Kansas City Ballet and served as Head of Kansas City Ballet’s Second Company. He created and founded the Kansas City Dance Festival in 2013 and Moving Arts Cincinnati in 2018 where he continues as Producing Artistic Director.
As a choreographer, Mr. Krutzkamp has created and set works on Kansas City Dance Festival, Verb Ballets, Concert Nova, KCB II and for Kansas City Ballet’s New Moves. He set his original work Similar on the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music Dance Department. He recently choreographed on Verb Ballets and co-created a work with choreographer Ryan Jolicoeur-Nye for Kansas City Dance Festival. In 2016, he choreographed a 40-minute version for KCB II of Carmina Burana, which was performed at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Earlier in 2017, he produced the first KCB ll performance at the Michael and Ginger Frost Performance Space at the Bolender Center for Dance and Creativity. Mr. Krutzkamp has collaborated with the famed Group “Pink Martini” for a celebrated performance at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. He also recently choreographed for Nashville Ballet’s Emergence program.
As a director, he has presented repertoire from around the world by Marco Goecke, Douglas Lee, George Balanchine, Christopher Wheeldon, Salvatore Aiello, Yuri Possokhov, Penny Saunders, Andrea Schermoly, Marina Kessler, Stephanie Martinez, Chris Stuart, Todd Bolender, Matthew Neenan and Ma Cong.
Jill Marlow Krutzkamp began her professional ballet career at the age of 20 at Cincinnati Ballet for their 2002-2003 season. The following year she accepted a Corps de Ballet contract with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and danced the roles of Sugar Plum Fairy, Hermia in George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Balanchine’s Divertimento no.15 and featured contemporary roles.
Jill returned to Cincinnati Ballet to dance her next 8 seasons as a company staple, inspiring wide-ranging Cincinnati audiences. Her notable classical roles included Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lilac Fairy in Sleeping Beauty, Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Fairy Godmother in Cinderella, Juliet in Victoria Morgan’s Romeo and Juliet ‘Balcony Pas de Deux,’ and Pas de Trois in Swan Lake and Gisele. There she performed Waltz female in Balanchine’s Serenade, and Balanchine ballets including Theme and Variations, Chaconne (with Suzanne Farrell at the Kennedy Center), and Four Temperaments.
In 2011 she joined the Kansas City Ballet and danced lead roles in Carmina Burana, Lynn Taylor Corbett’s Mercury, Jerome Robbin’s Fancy Free, the principal in Allegro Brilliante, and the Sugar Plum Fairy. Her contemporary roles flourished and she danced works by Trey McIntyre, Adam Hougland, Twyla Tharp, Ma Cong, Val Caniporoli, Jessica Lang, Luca Vegetti, Adam Hougland, and Jody Gates. She performed as a guest artist in Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, New York, California, Alaska, Florida, Tennessee, Colorado, and ballet festivals around the country.
As General Manager and Co-Founder of the Kansas City Dance Festival (now known as Moving Arts) from 2013-2021, she co-opened a Performance Rehab Physical Therapy/Pilates clinic, specializing in dance medicine in Kansas City. She served as adjunct instructor for the dance division of UMKC conservatory and has taught and managed at Nephesh Pilates in Sacramento, California. In 2020, Jill founded Moveheathier, a Pilates & Wellness business.
Dr. David Donovan