Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company is one of Austin’s longest-standing modern dance companies, having delivered stellar art experiences for 17 years. With dances described as “strikingly athletic and wonderfully expressive,” “heavenly,” “smart” and “masterful,” Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company has accumulated numerous awards from the Austin Critics Table, including Best Dance Concert, Best Choreographer, Best Dancer, and Best Duet as well as additional nominations for Best Ensemble, BestLighting Design, and Best Original Score.
KDH Dance also produces Austin Dance Festival, an annual event that has hosted 65 professional modern dance companies from across the country and 12 Texas-based youth dance companies. The festival includes artist interviews, site specific performances, and community-wide dances. Off the stage, Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company has served over 10,000 students, including 2,850 at-risk youth, through arts outreach initiatives. One such program is “Move It!,” which provides free dance experiences to foster girls in residence at The Settlement Home. The girls attend a KDH concert, follow up with a creative workshop, and then produce their own culminating showing. The company also partners with the DEA’s Youth Dance Program to offer free after-school dance classes at Northwest Elementary.
Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, The Texas Commission on the Arts, by local businesses and by individual supporters just like you.