Kurt Adametz, originally from Northampton, MA, is a dancer, educator, and choreographer currently based in Buffalo, NY. He spent his early years as a dancer competing extensively, earning several national and international awards. Kurt received his BA in Hispanic Studies from Wheaton College in Boston. During his time at Wheaton, he continued to train both there, and by participating in intensives at the North Carolina School of the Arts, focusing primarily on ballet and modern. Directly after college, he was offered a full scholarship to train at the Giordano Dance School in Chicago, —the school founded by the late Gus Giordano, one of the original fathers of American jazz dance. He went on to dance for Giordano II, the second company to Giordano Dance Chicago (under the direction of Nan Giordano), as well as appearing as a Principal Dancer for the Lyric Opera of Chicago (Berlioz’s The Damnation of Faust), and as a guest artist with several other Chicago dance companies.
In 2010, Kurt moved to Buffalo to dance as a company member for Lehrer Dance under the direction of Jon Lehrer. He spent 8 years with the contemporary modern-based company and was promoted to Rehearsal Director for the last 5 years. His work with Lehrer Dance allowed him the opportunity to perform at esteemed institutions across the US (such as Jacob’s Pillow, the Chautauqua Institute, and Artpark), as well as two European tours, and four tours around Russia. Apart from performing, he also had the chance to teach master classes at colleges, universities, and studios all across the US, Europe, and Russia. Most recently, Kurt traveled the world as a dancer and aerialist for Holland America Cruise Lines.