Bringing audiences an electric and innovative brand of contemporary dance.
Each year, Kristin Damrow & Company produces a showcase performance season by bringing together local dancers, artists, musicians, and other creative minds. This collaborative spirit underlies every story we choreograph and perform. KDC’s community outreach projects seek to inspire dancers of all ages and experience levels to express their creativity through dance while learning about the choreographic process, while helping aspiring dancers cultivate their talent and advance their careers.
Director / Choreographer
Kristin Damrow grew up on a rural farm in Wisconsin then lived in Chicago while earning her B.A. in Dance from Columbia College. In 2010, she moved to San Francisco, California, where she founded Kristin Damrow & Company. Damrow has choreographed and produced over 15 new dance works for venues throughout the Bay Area. She was most recently selected into the ODC Pilot Program, which highlights emerging artists making an impact in the San Francisco/Bay Area dance community. She has been featured in Backstage Magazine, KALW’s Open Air, and SF/Arts Monthly. Kristin Damrow & Company’s annual home seasons have received support from the Zellerbach Foundation and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation. Damrow is a faculty member at ODC Dance Commons and Dance Mission Theater, and is the director of Body Language, RoCo Dance's pre-professional teen company. She has taught master classes at Columbia College (Chicago), Gibney Dance (NYC) and Mark Morris Dance Center (NYC). Damrow has been a guest instructor at the University of San Francisco, Sonoma State University, City College, Shawl Anderson Dance Center, and LINES Ballet.
Selected Past Work
Learn from Kristin Damrow & Company's Director
In class I want to explore the physical composition of the body and how it translates to contemporary movement. How can our bones help move us through space? How can we turn off the muscles we don’t need to use the weight of the body to build momentum? I want to explore paring precision with abandonment. I want to discover how to use the body as a tool to move, to dig deeper into the rigor of contemporary technique.
ONGOING CLASS SCHEDULE
Mondays 10:00-11:30am - ODC Dance Commons
Saturdays 10:30-12pm - Dance Mission Theater
Saturdays 12:15-2pm - ODC Dance Commons
*Inversion Workshop* Saturdays 2-3pm
September 5, 15, 22, 29- ODC Dance Commons
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Kristin Damrow & Company is a Dancer's Group fiscally sponsored organization that relies heavily on people like you. All donations are tax-deductible and go directly to dancer's wages, costumes, scenic designs, and marketing. Your support is greatly appreciated!