MEET THE DANCERS

Dante Puleio

Artistic Director

A widely respected former member of the Limón Dance Company for more than a decade, Puleio was appointed only the sixth Artistic Director in the Company’s 75-year history, a position that originated with Doris Humphrey. After a diverse performing career with the Limón Dance Company, touring national and international musical theatre productions, television and film, he received his MFA from University of California, Irvine. His research focuses on contextualizing mid 20th century dance for the contemporary artist and audience. He is committed to implementing that research by celebrating José Limón's historical legacy and reimagining his intention and vision to reflect the rapidly shifting 21st century landscape. 

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Limón Dance Company

Founded in 1946 by José Limón and Doris Humphrey, the Limón Dance Company has been at the vanguard of American Modern dance since its inception and is considered one of the world’s greatest dance companies. Choreographer and dancer José Limón is credited with creating one of the world’s most important and enduring dance legacies— an art form responsible for the creation, growth and support of modern dance in this country. Acclaimed for its dramatic expression, technical mastery and expansive, yet nuanced movement, the Limón Dance Company illustrates the timelessness of José Limón’s work and vision. The Company’s repertory, which includes classic works in addition to new commissions from contemporary choreographers, possesses an unparalleled breadth and creates unique experiences for audiences around the world.

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Logan Frances Kruger

Associate Artistic Director

Logan Frances Kruger hails from Atlanta, Georgia. She began her training with Annette Lewis and Pamala Jones-Malavé, with whom she studied Limón from the age of 9, and went on to receive a BFA from The Juilliard School (dir. Lawrence Rhodes). Throughout her career, she has performed in theaters across five continents, working with Adam H. Weinert, Jonah Bokaer, Shen Wei Dance Arts, and Damian Woetzel’s DEMO, among others.  During her time as a principal dancer with the Limón Dance Company, Logan performed featured roles in works by José Limón, Jiří Kylián, Rodrigo Pederneiras, Seán Curran, Jonathan Fredrickson, and Kate Weare. Logan has taught master classes and repertory workshops in North and South America, Europe and Africa, and is currently on faculty at the Limón Institute. As a reconstructor of Limón’s dances, she has staged works for various companies and educational institutions including the Limón Dance Company, the Limón Institute, and the Vail International Dance Festival. Logan has served as Rehearsal Director for many projects with Adam H. Weinert, including MONUMENT and the reconstruction of Ted Shawn’s Dance of the Ages at Jacob’s Pillow in 2018. Logan joined the Limón Dance Company in 2009, became the Company’s Rehearsal Director in 2017, and was appointed Associate Artistic Director in 20021.

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