KPD at Austin Dance Festival July 2022

KPD was thrilled to be performing at Austin Dance Festival! After 2020 & 2021 Covid postponements, we couldn’t wait to perform at the Festival and explorethe city!  Pruitt and Ingram performed Of Nearness to a sold out, enthusiast house at the Long Center.  We took master classes with Eli Motley, Shaun Keylock, and Ty Graynor and enjoyed getting to know the other festival dancers and choreographers.  It felt great to gather in community again after the pandemic hiatus and get more of those wonderful “one degree of separation” moments we love about the dance world.  The whole team of the festival and Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance were superb hosts, we hope to be back supporting this excellent festival in the future!

Kaley in Residence with Fem Dance Company June-July 2022

Pruitt has been commissioned to create a new half evening length work for Fem Dance Company of Salt Lake City, UT. Artistic Director Alicia Ross will also premiere a work in the concert titled, “State of Flux” – August 12th and 13th, 2022 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in Salt Lake City.

Kaley’s creative process will explore the complexities of Ukrainian forced migration and Russian protest amidst propaganda.  She is looking at how the idea of ‘readiness’ comes to play in fighting for survival in both settings of war and suppression.

fem dance company is a project based collective in Salt Lake City that strives to represent and empower women in dance. We believe in the potency, exquisiteness, and brilliance that women hold in the performing arts industry. Our mission is to create space and opportunities for all women and non-binary individuals to share their artistry and inspire others. We aim to connect and enliven the salt lake city dance community through collaboration, performance, and interdisciplinary art-making. we aspire to build a flourishing organization with a welcoming and inclusive environment. Photograph by Becca Webb & Keith Fearnow