Kim Karpanty/Travesty Dance Group

Kim Karpanty (Cleveland, OH) is co-founder and Artistic Director of Travesty Dance Group/ Cleveland and an Associate Professor of Dance at Kent State University in Ohio where she has received four Faculty Excellence Awards. She holds an MFA in Dance from Arizona State University and an MA in Dance Education from New York University in New York City where she performed and taught professionally for over ten years. Kim has created over 50 works in modern dance, dance theatre, screendance and concert jazz dance genres. She has been an invited guest teacher at numerous universities and dance festivals, and has had work produced throughout the U.S. and abroad in Argentina, Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico and South Africa. Kim is a Fulbright Specialist Scholar and is certified in The Simonson Technique and Core Dynamics Pilates.