By Scott C. Pfeiffer
Kirk Sprinkles became a CTFD client and grant recipient after a successful career as a dancer on Broadway, national tours, cruise lines, regional theatre and dance companies. After owning and operating two performing arts schools in North and South Carolina, and managing a regional dinner theatre, he returned to NYC to further his career. He was asked to serve a two year term on the Program Development Committee for CTFD.
In the spring of 2012 CTFD’s Executive Director, Alex Dubé was contacted by Dances Patrelle regarding an immediate interim replacement for the position of managing director.
“He was calm, intelligent, energetic, and sprang into action. Shortly after, we hired Kirk as our full-time Managing Director.” –Nancy Peters, Board of Directors President
“Kirk has brought, very much needed, new energy to the company and especially our Board of Directors. We are all thrilled with the job he is doing.” –Francis Patrelle, Artistic Director of Dances Patrelle
Kirk continues to serve as a mentor to his former students, many of which are currently working as professional dancers. In his spare time he continues to teach master classes and choreograph. He is grateful for the support and opportunities that have arisen from his CTFD affiliation. He would like to encourage all dancers, even those aspiring to dance professionally, to take advantage of CTFD’s incredible services and resources.
Furthermore, I wish to encourage other CTFD alumni and former clients, such as myself, to give back to the organization that helped and supported us all during our transitional period. Aside from volunteering and donating to CTFD, I encourage you all to consider becoming a mentor to a current CTFD client and/or aspiring dancer! It’s about giving back and “paying it forward”. That is the true gift!