Kaley Wins Regalia 2021!

Pruitt wins Regalia 2021
RDT company members reveal Pruitt as the winner of the 2021 Regalia Choreographic Commission

Repertory Dance Theatre Selects Kaley Pruitt as their REGALIA Choreographic Competition Winner

Artistic Director, Kaley Pruitt was selected as a finalist choreographer for Repertory Dance Theatre’s annual choreographic competition, Regalia. Kaley was one of four finalists who each created a new work in just one, 4-hour Zoom rehearsal, with no prior contact with the dancers. During online viewing and voting February 22-27, 2021 her work “Seeing Wider Still” got the most viewer votes, and she was awareded a full company comission! Pruitt will be going to Salt Lake City to set a full new work on Repertory Dance Theatre in October 2021, and the new work will premiere in January 2022.

KPD Touring to Iowa, Texas and Wisconsin

  • Pruitt’s duet “Of Nearness” was selected to be performed at the American College Dance Association North-Central conference in Ames, Iowa at Iowa State University March 2020. This was cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Kaley Pruitt Dance will travel to Texas to perform the same duet in the Austin Dance Festival (originally planned for April 2020, but postponed for Spring 2022.  Follow the festival on the Austin Dance Festival website or follow them on Instagram.
  • KPD was also selected to perform “Of Nearness” in WIM Dance Festival in Sheboygan Wisconsin in May 2020. This was shifted to a virtual dance festival which featured Pruitt’s work in June 2020.

Performances July 19th & 20th – Premiering “Of Nearness” in Milwaukee


Kaley Pruitt Dance  |  Of Nearness (premiere)

Each summer the Peck School of the Arts MFA in dance draws top talent from around the country, from modern/contemporary dance artists and hip hop/funk performers to established movement artists from theater and site-specific dance backgrounds.  Dancemakers is a shared evening of dance featuring the work of current MFA candidates Rich Ashworth, Winter Bosanko, Maggi Dueker, CarliAnn Forthun, Kaela Norwood, Kaley Pruitt, Morgan Mackay Teel, and Esrom Williams, Jr.

Friday July 19th & Saturday July 20th  |  7:30pm

Peck School of the Arts  |  Mitchell Studio 254
2400 E. Kenwood Blvd. Milwaukee, WI 53211


Pruitt premieres “Swept Up” at Illinios State University

Pruitt’s new quartet involving the unlikley props of 4 haridryers on 50′ long cords to music by Canned Heat, Van Morrison, Snake Wind, and House of Pain premieres in April!  The work has been set on dance majors at Illinois State University’s School of Theatre & Dance.  Join us in Normal, Illinois at the Westhoff Theatre for some laughs and great dance moves!"Swept Up" Photo by Pete Guither

KPD Performs March 30th at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Embracing the Past Embodying the Future

KPD Performs March 30th at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Embracing the Past Embodying the Future is a shared evening of dance featuring

Saturday March 30th |  7:30pm
Peck School of the Arts  |  Mitchell Studio 254
2400 E. Kenwood Blvd. Milwaukee, WI 53211

Dixon Place presents Kaley Pruitt Dance in Fast Forward Split Bill Series February 12th

Pruitt’s Through All This & You premiered in July 2017 in KPD’s NYC season at Triskelion Arts.  We’re thrilled to be bringing this work back presented in a split bill series alongside MJM Dance at Dixon Place February 12th.  The piece will performed by Cassandra Bowser, Ashley Ervin, Robert Perales & Kaley Pruitt.

Through All This & You is a fun, light-hearted suite of dances that reveals the subtle, often attempting to be hidden, nuances in human relationships.  Not to be taken too seriously, this dance has luscious moments of ridiculousness and awkwardness.  The piece explores the many forms of love, play, competition, care, voyeurism, and how those can meld together and trigger the each other.

Tuesday February 12th  |  7:30pm

161A Christie Street New York, NY 10002


Dixon Place presents Kaley Pruitt Dance in 8 in Show September 26th, 2018

Kaley Pruitt Dance - Like MindsPruitt’s newest duet Like Minds premiered in June in Kaley Pruitt Dance’s season at Martha Graham Studio Theater. The work was very well received this summer and we’re thrilled to be asked to perform it at Dixon Place this September.  This duet is performed by company Artistic Director Kaley Pruitt & company dancer Megan Wubbenhorst to music by Nico Muhly and costumes by Amanda Vander Byl.

Wednesday September 26th  |  7:30pm
Dixon Place

161A Christie Street
New York, NY 10002

Pruitt’s “Limitless” Premieres at Illinois State University

Pruitt’s newest creative project is a 14 minute group work for 7 dancers to George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”.  The work has been set on dance majors at Illinois State University’s School of Theatre & Dance and premieres in their Fall Dance Concert November 30th – December 2nd.  Concerts are at the Center for Performing Arts in Normal, IL 7:30pm nightly with an additional matinee Saturday at 2:00pm.  If you are in the Chicago area, check out the show!


IndieGoGo Fundraising Campaign Success

Kaley Pruitt Dance IndieGoGo Fundraising Campaign

Kaley Pruitt Dance ran a 30 day fundraising campaign in June 2017 on IndieGoGo. Thank you to the 65 donors who us reach our funding goal in support of producing our 2017 NYC Season at Triskelion Arts!

We raised over $4000 through this campaign to fund the dancers’ rehearsal and performance pay, space rental, and costumes.  I am as committed to our artistic vision as I am about paying our dancers fairly for their professional work, thank you again for supporting dance and KPD.  Check out our full IndieGoGo Campaign here.

Great Review of ‘Super’

"Super" by Kaley PruittPruitt’s work Super was presented by Green Space in their Take Root Series in January.  Check out this great review the work got from dance writer Courtney Escoyne of The Stewardship Report.  Escoyone writes, “They put on capes, sparkles and balloons to fight crime, conquer monsters, and crash a getaway car in a jazzy, deliciously campy routine that left the audience chuckling…I hesitate to give away more, as there is something immensely satisfying in the cinematic composition of the narrative…Despite the comedy, I couldn’t help but wonder whether Pruitt meant the title both literally and facetiously—the way you might reply on an awful day to someone asking, ‘How are you?’ Super left me questioning whether what we are afraid of isn’t often the thing that makes us stronger.” [Photo by Sam Polcer]