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City in Motion Dance Theater, Inc.

City in Motion Dance Theater, Inc.


Arts, Culture, HumanitiesBoard of DirectorsNonprofit Member

About Us

City in Motion is one of Kansas City's longest running contemporary dance organizations. We are a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization headquartered in the heart of Kansas City, MO with a mission foster the development of high quality contemporary dance programming and expands the dance audience in KC. This mission also includes dance education for all ages and skill levels. Our vision is a world where ''Dance is for Everybody''. City in Motion is comprised of three different areas:
1) Professional Dance Company: Since 1985, our Dance Company has been a constant presence in the Kansas City dance community. Under the artistic co-direction of Tracie Jensen, Marissa McKay and Joanna DesMarteau, this company is comprised of seven dance artists, who demonstrate remarkable chemistry on stage. The company produces three key concerts a year: A Modern Night at the Folly, the annual company spring concert, and Dance in the Park.
2) School of Dance: We offer five school sessions annually and over 30 different dance classes for each session. Our classes are for all skill levels and Kansas Citians from all walks of life.
3) Youth Dance Theater: One of only a few in the nation that invites teenagers to develop an appreciation for the creative process. Our apprentices work closely professional teachers and artistic directors and are encouraged to develop and perform their own choreography.
City in Motion lives through generous grants, gifts and charitable contributions of the greater Kansas City community plus the school of dance enrollments and local fundraisers.