National Dance Week - STL - 2018

April 28, 2018 at Washington & Grand

Honorary Dance Company


Consuming Kinetics Dance Company (CKDC) is a 501 (c) nonprofit professional dance company in St. Louis. Founded in 2009 by Artistic and Executive Director Arica Brown, CKDC produces two full-length concerts and participates in many community events such as National Dance Week each year. CKDC is a resident of the Kranzberg Arts Foundation and a member of the .ZACK Arts Incubator Program. CKDC offers a full program of adult drop-in dance classes, a youth program which focuses on a concert dance approach to training, and creates job opportunities for local full-time artists. CKDC believes in making dance accessible to everyone, and is proud to be the Honorary Company for National Dance Week 2018

2018 Participants

Aalim Bellydance Academy
Lois Salwa Marshall /
AIM Dance Company
Keli Hermes
Alice Bloch Dancers
Alice Bloch
Tyrus Watson
ashleyliane Dance Company
Ashley Tate
Balley Rejoice!
Suzanne Ricards
Beyond Measure Dance Theater
Alicia Sunshine Gbaho
Collective Motion
Katrina Pon
Consuming Kinetics Dance Company
Arica Brown
Dustin Crumbaugh
Dance Concert Society of Kirkwood
Kathy Massot
Dance Elite LLC
Naomi Brunson
Dance Experience Performing Arts Studio
Kristin Fakhrzad
Dances of India
Asha Prem
Dimensions Dance Company
Sandra Morgan
Diva Sweat Girls Majorette Dance Team
Carmellena Blockton
Final Veil
Cora Stout
FOXPACF St. Louis Teen Talent Competition
Amy Scheers
Grand Center Arts Academy - Dance Ensemble
Ashley Tate
Imagine Dance Project
Sydnee Reese
Jamm'n Honey Dance Chicago
Sam Fink
Kari James Dance Network
Kari James
Karlovsky & Company Dance
Dawn Karlovsky
Kode Redd Dance
Anthony Williams
L.A. Dance Center
Lisa Horn
Leverage Dance Theater
Keli Hermes
Lindenwood University
Janet Strzelec
M&M Dance Academy
Megan Leuhtmann
Emilee Morton
Midwest Ballet Theater
Donna Patzius-Hill
Missouri Contemporary Ballet
KAren Grundy
Missouri River Cloggers
Mary Fedak
Mostly Tap
Maria Majors
My King Studio of Dance
Michelle Revelle
Pazazz Performers of St. Louis Academy of Dance
Kacy Voskuil /
School of Missouri Contemporary Ballet
Caitlin Sloan
Simantikos Dance Chicago
Haley McElwee
SIUE University Dance Company
Kristen Best-Kinscherff
Soorya Dance Company
Prasanna Kasthuri
Southeast Conservatory Dance Ensemble
Hilary Peterson
St. Louis Strutters
Marcene Tockman
Tammy's Tumbling and Dance Center
Tammy Bell
The Art of Dance and Classical Ballet
Bridget Boyko
The Big Muddy Dance Company
Brian Enos
The Dance Co. of St. Charles
Tracy Davenport
The Rhythm Queens & Friends
Robin Berger
Tribe Ayaka
Sakinah Ali
Tribe Azuka
June Maclin
Lindsey Smith Dinneen
Webster University Department of Dance
James Robey
WeiWei Fu
WUDance Collective
Cecil Slaughter
Melissa Lu

Master of Ceremonies

Keith Tyrone Williams

Keith is very proud to be among the few people certified by Katherine Dunham to teach the world renowned Dunham Technique and holds a Bachelor of Science, MA, and MFA in Theatre.

His Broadway, national, and international credits include Once On This Island, Legs Diamond, Five Guys Named Moe( LA Ovation and NAACP nomination,) The Music of Andrew Lloyd Weber(British Royal Command Performance), Bubbling Brown Sugar, Starlight Express, and Katherine Dunham Gala at Carnegie Hall. Keith received a Kevin Klein Award for his role as "Horse" in Stage's Full Monty and for his Choreography for Sarafina, at the Black Rep, where he also awarded the Woody King Award for his role as Appplegate in Damn Yankees.

Keith is also a distinguished recipient of the NAACP Award for his contributions to the cultural arts and Arts-In-Education and a 2014 St. Louis Regional Arts Commission Fellow. As an arts educator, Keith serves as Chair of Theatre at Grand Center Arts Academy in St. Louis, MO., and is committed to the achievement of arts and academic excellence in instruction which fosters an awareness of cultural diversity, stimulates imagination, and promotes literacy.

Proudly, Keith has been honored as the recipient of the prestigious 2018 Arts Educator of the Year.

Guest Speaker

Christopher Mohanani, Managing Director of Programs & Community Engagement, Dance St. Louis