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LEADERSHIP

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LOGAN PACHCIARZ

Co-Founder | Artistic Director

Moving Arts

Artistic Director and Co-Founder, 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. He is proud to have the opportunity to present unique and influential choreographers partnered with extraordinary dancers.

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KALEENA BURKS

Associate Artistic Director

Kaleena Burks was raised in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where she received training from Magda Auñon and Magaly Suarez. In 2005, she was awarded first place in the pre-professional division of the American Ballet Competition and has since been invited to perform in many galas, including International Ballet Festival of Miami as well as Moving Arts Dance Festival. Ms. Burks has danced with Cincinnati Ballet, Columbia Classical Ballet, and the Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami. She has been honored to dance the role of Sugar Plum Fairy at the Kennedy Center with Kansas City Ballet’s tour of The Nutcracker in 2017 and 2022. In Kansas City, she has performed many principal roles including the title role in Giselle, Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Juliet in Romeo & Juliet, Marguerite Gautier in Lady of the Camellias, The Chosen One in Rite of Spring, Waltz Girl in Serenade, Principal Female in Diamonds, Lilac Fairy in Sleeping Beauty, Lucy in Dracula, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Glinda in The Wizard of Oz, along with notable features in Cacti, Diving into the Lilacs, The Golden Section, In the Middle Somewhat Elevated, In the Upper Room, Interplay, Mercury, Petal, Petite Morte, Tulips and Lobster, and Wunderland. This is Ms. Burks’ fourteenth season with Kansas City Ballet.

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KATIE PILONE

Marketing Director

Katie Pilone has been working with Moving Arts since 2014 when it was Kansas City Dance Festival. She joined the administrative team as an intern and has since taken on the role of Company Manager, General Manager, and now Marketing Director. Katie is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. She received her dance training from The Otto M. Budig Academy of Cincinnati Ballet. Katie continued her training and education at Butler University in Indianapolis. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in dance arts administration and a minor in marketing in 2016. Ms. Pilone has performed with various ballet companies including Kentucky Ballet Theatre, Oklahoma City Ballet, Northwest Arkansas Ballet Theatre, and Indianapolis Ballet. Since retiring from ballet, Katie has taken on the role of the General Manager at Club Pilates in downtown Indianapolis. She also teaches Pilates and is a marketing specialist for Wuthmann Digital. 

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TARYN PACHCIARZ

General Manager

Taryn Pachciarz was born in Kansas City, Missouri and received a majority of her training on full scholarship at the Kansas City Ballet School and the School of American Ballet, performing Waltz Girl in Serenade for the SAB workshop. Ms. Pachciarz was given her Corps de Ballet contract with the New York City Ballet and performed numerous Balanchine and Robbins ballets including, Stars and Stripes, Jewels, Symphony in Three Movements, West Side Story Suite, and The Cage. Ms. Pachciarz is in her 12th season with the company and has been featured in numerous roles in The Nutcracker, The Four Temperaments, The Sleeping Beauty, Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort, Twyla Tharp’s In the Upper Room, Wendy in Peter Pan,  Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sylvie Pas From William Forsythe’s In The Middle, Somewhat Elevated, the Lead Woman in James Kudelka’s The Man in Black, Myrtha in Giselle, Russian girl in Serenade and the Principal girl in Balanchine’s Theme and Variations and Diamonds. Some of her favorite choreographers to originate roles for include Matthew Neenan and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa.

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KELSEY HELLEBUYCK

Development Coordinator

Kelsey Ivana Hellebuyck received her ballet training at the San Francisco Ballet School, where she spent 11 years (five on a full merit scholarship). At age 16, she joined Boston Ballet as a member of the Corps de Ballet, performing not only in Boston but also touring the world in Moscow, South Korea and all across Spain to name a few. With Boston Ballet, she performed numerous ballets by George Balanchine, Marius Petipa, Jorma Elo, and Jiří Kylián, among others. Some of her featured roles included Peasant Pas de Deux and Moyna in Giselle, also Arabian Pas in The Nutcracker,

She then joined Philadelphia Ballet (then Pennsylvania Ballet) for the 2012/2013 Season, she performed numerous works including Angel Corella’s Don Quixote (Mercedes), William Forsythe’s Artifact Suite and The Second Detail, Jiří Kylián’s Forgotten Land, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ (Coffee),  Alexei Ratmansky’s Jeu de Cartes, Christopher Wheeldon’s Swan Lake, Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free as well as The Concert, and Liam Scarlett’s Asphodel Meadows.

In 2016 she joined KCB, some of her favorite roles being Dark Angel in George Balanchine’s Serenade, Yoomi in Helen Pickett’s Petal, Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort, Brown Couple in Lila York’s Celts & Arabian & Snow Queen in Devon Carney’s The Nutcracker. 

Ms. Hellebuyck has appeared as a model in publications such as Improper Bostonian, The Boston Globe and Pointe Magazine as well as in the Ballerina Project and other advertising campaigns. In 2010, The Boston Globe named her one of the 25 Most Stylish Bostonians. In 2016, Ms. Hellebuyck was asked the honor of performing La mort du Cygne (The Dying Swan) for MANNA’s Shut up & Dance Benefit performance.

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ANTHONY KRUTZKAMP
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.

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JILL KRUTZKAMP
Co-Founder 

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.

Special Advisors

Dr. David Donovan

Kyle Danner

Dianne Dunkelman

Nick Mullikin

Heather Theders

Matthew White

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