The Beginning – 1990

The original inception of the Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre began in 1988 with a production of Motown in the Mirror at SUNY Purchase that was produced and directed by Sean McLeod. That original group of dancers from that show stayed close knit, and Sean McLeod brought the dancers upstate, to found the professional dance company in…
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“When You’ve Been Blessed” – 1990

“When You’ve Been Blessed” a classic KDT Repertory piece, choreographed by Sean McLeod, becomes a highly-anticipated piece that received acclaim while the professional company was on tour during the mid ’90’s.
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An Artistic Platform – 1991

Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director Sean McLeod forged a partnership with Cayuga Community College’s, Director of Student Services Joy Shortell, and past college President Dr. Larry Poole, along with Purchase Conservatory of Dance alum to create this artistic platform. Additional guest artists invited to join the faculty included; Laurie Lubeck (American Ballet Theatre) and Sheryl…
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Adding to the Artistic Team – 1993

SUNY Purchase alumni Thomas Warfield and Roxanna Young were brought to the Finger Lakes Region of New York by their former classmate, Sean McLeod, Artistic Director of the Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre, to teach the classic styles of modern dance, ballet, and dance composition they learned while studying at the Purchase Conservatory of Dance, just outside…
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“Soul” – 1996

Choreographed by American Choreographer Sean McLeod, a classic work in the KDT/SMDEx History. “Soul” is Sean McLeod’s interpretation of an African Mythology on how the World began. He explores this notion through the energy created and nurtured from the soul of Women and shared with men. The work is also a tribute to Jose Limon’s…
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