David Hochoy

Artistic Director

Now celebrating his 32nd season, Artistic Director Emeritus David Hochoy is truly an international ambassador. David Hochoy was born in Trinidad, West Indies. After receiving a B. Sc. at McGill University in Montreal, where he began studying for a career as a doctor, he continued his graduate work in theatre earning an M.A. in Directing from Penn State. It was there, at age 20, David took his first dance class and discovered his true love of dance.

David is sponsored by Virgil and Robert Paul Chan.

Kim Gutfreund

Executive Director

Kim Gutfreund joined Dance Kaleidoscope as Executive Director in June 2021.  Kim has more than twenty-five years of nonprofit leadership experience, serving as executive director of Jackson School of the Arts in Michigan and as the founding executive director of Peter Sparling Dance Co. in Ann Arbor.  As executive director of the school of the arts for 16 years, Kim was a driving force behind the tremendous growth of the organization and the community’s arts and cultural sector.  She positioned the organization as a leading provider of accessible arts education and developed a public-private partnership with the City of Jackson to relocate the organization downtown to support organizational growth and the city’s economic developments. At the school of the arts, she planned and managed the capital campaign to transform the historic Masonic Temple into a center for the arts, and when she arrived at Dance Kaleidoscope, with the Board and David Hochoy, completed the $2 million capital campaign to create an artistic home for the company.  

Ms. Gutfreund has been active in volunteer activities and has served on numerous boards. Most recently she served as Chair of the Jackson Public Arts Commission and on the board of the Arts and Cultural Alliance, Business and Professional Women, the Jackson Symphony Guild and was a frequent panelist for the Michigan Arts and Culture Council. She also served 6 years on the Board of Directors of Classic Turning, Inc., a manufacturing company that specializes in machining precision components for the aerospace, medical, defense, precision industrial and high performance automotive industries where she led marketing and customer service initiatives.

After graduating from Valdosta State University with a BA in English, she worked in advertising and public relations in New York City and then at the American Express Foundation in the international philanthropic department. 

Katie Angel

Operations Manager

Bio to come.

Laura Glover

Lighting Designer & Production Manager

Laura E. Glover, Lighting Designer/Production Manager, in her 31st season with DK, owns international acclaim for her lighting with Dance Kaleidoscope, Ballets de San Juan, Pascal Rioult Dance Theatre and Taylor 2. Ms. Glover is also the Resident Lighting Designer for the Phoenix Theatre, a company member of the Indianapolis Shakespeare Company as well as having lighted productions for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Time For Three, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Butler Ballet, and the Indianapolis Men’s Chorus. 

Her dance lighting includes over 100 world premieres and the reconstruction of the lighting of Jean Rosenthal, Thomas Skelton, Jennifer Tipton, and David Finley. Ms. Glover was awarded a Creative Renewal Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis in 2001 and 2019, and holds an M.F.A. in Lighting Design from SUNY Purchase, where she studied with Brian MacDevitt and William Mintzer.

Liberty Harris

Rehearsal Director & Director of Education

Liberty Harris was a DK company dancer for fifteen years. In that time she realized her passion and gift for teaching DK repertory, and for leading DK education programs. In her current position, she is in the Dance Kaleidoscope Studios at CCIC with the company each day teaching and coaching the dancers as they rehearse. Liberty also helps shape and run DK’s education outreach programs, and the DK Kids public dance classes. Liberty is thankful for this position to help take DK to new heights and to share her passion for dance with younger generations.

Stuart Lewis

Associate Artistic Director & Director of Community Engagement

Stuart Lewis is DK’s associate artistic director and a company dancer and in April 2022 also became the Director of Community Engagment. Stuart began dancing in Lynchburg, VA, as a student of Keith Lee and then at Virginia School of the Arts. He graduated cum laude from Butler University with dance departmental honors in 2014. Stuart has attended programs with Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Paul Taylor Dance Company and Ballet West. He has performed repertory by dance pantheons such as Martha Graham, Paul Taylor, Talley Beatty, and Nacho Duato. His choreography has been featured in concerts produced by Dance Kaleidoscope, Phoenix Rising Dance Company, Ballet Theatre of Indiana and Butler Ballet. The Arts Council of Indianapolis named Stuart a Robert D. Beckmann, Jr. Emerging Artist Fellow in 2015. Our 2022-23 season is Stuart’s his 9th with Dance Kaleidoscope.

Stuart is sponsored by Dilling Group Real Estate.