our mission

Kristin Damrow & Company creates and delivers a electric and innovative style of contemporary dance to broad audiences in the San Francisco/Bay Area.

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.

Collaborators

Kristin Damrow & Company works in collaboration with resident composer Aaron Gold, photographer George E. Baker and designer Rick Riemer

Artistic Director

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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 San Francisco/Bay Area. Her work is said to be “charged from beginning to end; an intoxicating contemporary dance that hooks you instantly and keeps you on the edge of your seat.” (Heather Desaulniers, Critical Dance) In 2017, Damrow was selected into the esteemed ODC Pilot Program, which highlights emerging artists making an impact in the San Francisco/Bay Area dance community. Her choreography has been commissioned by the SAFE House ARTS Summer Performance Festival and Dance Mission Theater’s D.I.R.T Festival. Damrow serves on the faculty at ODC Dance Commons and Dance Mission Theater, and she 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 also is a guest instructor at the University of San Francisco, Sonoma State University, City College, Shawl Anderson Dance Center, and LINES Ballet. Kristin Damrow & Company’s annual home seasons have received support from the Zellerbach Foundation and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation. KDC’s upcoming home season, EAMES, will premiere at ODC Theater in San Francisco, January 2018.