Artistic Staff

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Kristi Capps, Ballet Master

A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, her ballet training includes the School of American Ballet, Harid Conservatory and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. While at UNCSA, she was chosen to study and perform with the Hungarian State Ballet School in Budapest, Hungary. Upon her graduation, Kristi was a member of the Atlanta Ballet for three seasons and then joined Cincinnati Ballet. Rising quickly through the ranks to Principal, Mrs. Capps delighted audiences in many lead roles including Swanhilda in Coppelia, Kitri in Don Quixote, Aurora in Sleeping Beauty, Giselle in Giselle, Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cinderella in Cinderella and Diamond in George Balanchine’s Jewels. Her repertoire also includes works by choreographers such as Twyla Tharp, Val Caniparoli, Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Trey McIntyre, Kirk Peterson, Stanton Welch and Jorma Elo. In 2002, Kristi danced the role of the Sleepwalker in the recreation of George Balanchine’s La Sonnambula under the direction of Frederic Franklin, CBE for the Balanchine Trust Archives. Mrs. Capps also danced as a principal with the Chautauqua Ballet Company in New York under the direction of Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux. In 2008, she performed the leading role in George Balanchine’s Chaconne with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC As a guest artist, she performed with many ballet companies and galas such as the International Ballet Festival of Miami, Florida, International Dance Festival in Vail, Colorado, and with Angel Corella and Stars of American Ballet in Spain. Kristi performed original works by Luca Veggetti at New York City’s Guggenheim Museum “Works in Process” series as well additional works of Veggetti’s with the Morphoses dance company in Paris, France. As a teacher she has been part of the faculties of the Cincinnati Ballet Academy, Colorado Ballet Academy, Sweatshop Dance, and Colorado Conservatory of Dance, as well as guest taught at Universities and ballet academies throughout the Country. Additionally, Kristi is a representative ambassador for “Be Present” a Colorado based yoga apparel company. Kristi served as ballet mistress in residence for Kansas City Ballet’s 2013-2014 season during the production of Dracula as well as a repetitor for its Spring Production of Cinderella.

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Parrish Maynard, Ballet Master

Parrish Maynard danced with American Ballet Theatre, where he was invited to join by Mikhail Baryshnikov, and as a principal dancer at The Joffrey Ballet and San Francisco Ballet. In addition to being a recipient of the Princess Grace Award and the Presidential Scholar Award, he was a silver medalist in the International Ballet Competition. Mr. Maynard has performed in Dance in America, American Ballet Theatre’s ‘Now’, danced Nacho Duato’s Romanso, San Francisco Ballet Lar Lubovich’s Othello in the role of Iago which was created on him. In 2005 Mr. Maynard joined the faculty of San Francisco Ballet School. In his 10 years at San Francisco Ballet, Mr. Maynard choreographed more than 20 ballets for the San Francisco Ballet School, some of which have been danced around the world including Royal Ballet School, Royal New Zealand Ballet and National Ballet of Canada.

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Anthony Krutzkamp, Second Company Manager

Anthony Krutzkamp was born in Alexandria, Kentucky where he trained with Janet Schultz at Children’s Dance Theater. After Mr. Krutzkamp attended the Cincinnati Ballet School, he began his formal training with Petrus Bosman and David Keener. His first professional company was Kansas City Ballet where he was cast as the Cat in Todd Bolender’s reconstruction of Balanchine’s Renard. After the completion of that season he moved on to Cincinnati Ballet where 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, Shakrier in 1001 Nights, and Romeo in Romeo & Juliet. He has also 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. As a choreographer, Mr. Krutzkamp has created and set works on Kansas City Dance Festival, Verb Ballets, Concert Nova, Kansas City Ballet’s Second Company and for Kansas City Ballet’s New Moves. He will set his original work Similar on the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music Dance Department in 2015. He will also be choreographing on Verb Ballets and co-creating a work with Kansas City Ballet company dancer Ryan Jolicoeur-Nye in the summer of 2015 for the Kansas City Dance Festival. Mr. Krutzkamp is the co-artistic director of the annual summer performance event, Kansas City Dance Festival. As a director, he has presented repertoire by Marco Goecke, Salvatore Aiello, Yuri Possokhov, Marina Kessler, Chris Stuart, Todd Bolender and Ma Cong. Mr. Krutzkamp holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from Northeastern University in Boston, MA and was recognized by the University with a diploma of high honors.