11 Nov ECM Blog Spotlight: Kirk Sprinkles with the Charleston Performing Arts Center
As an instructor and one of ECM’s Engaged Learning Experience (ELE) Partners, Kirk Sprinkles inspires students to want to learn. Kirk is a Broadway veteran who spent his career touring the world as a professional singer and dancer. He has performed in popular shows such as Tap Dogs, A Chorus Line, and Oklahoma, and also has over 15 years experience as a choreographer and director for regional theaters and cruise lines.
Since coming to Charleston, Kirk has launched Sprinkles Productions to offer unique cabaret-style theater in the Lowcountry and is currently preparing for this month’s Grand Opening of the Charleston Performing Arts Center (C-PAC), South Carolina’s first and only performing arts conservatory. Kirk is passionate about bridging Charleston to Broadway in order to bring high-quality performances to South Carolina and to provide an opportunity for dancers to receive professional-level dance training.
Through his work with ECM, Kirk aims to introduce students to dance education through a historical lens. He teaches various forms of dance through cultural and historical lessons about the specific genres, while simultaneously engaging students by getting them up and moving. Kirk also encourages them to use problem-solving skills, analyze interactions between individuals, events, and ideas, develop kinesthetic awareness, and foster self-expression.