PTA Artist: McKenzie Barkdull
Photos by Claire Valene Photography
McKenzie Barkdull was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 2014, she graduated with her BFA in Modern Dance from the University of Utah. That same year, she received a scholarship to study abroad in Leeds, England at Northern School of Contemporary Dance. Ms. Barkdull is a company member of Cincinnati-based MamLuft&Co. Dance, where she also teaches in the children’s dance program. She will perform with MamLuft&Co. in “The Double” on May 20-12, at the Jarson-Kaplan Theater in the Aronoff Center.
Title of the piece: “Naos Kai Akia”
Description of the piece: McKenzie will be improvising to music by CCM Composition Senior, Gregory Rowland Evans. Gregory Evans has also commissioned a video by California artist Brandon Allen Bolmer.