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Kristopher has served as CEO for the company for 13 years in the United States and is responsible for the companies expansion in Asia Pacific. He now serves as a Consultant primarily for KMP Artists (for Asia, MENA & Special Projects), and also for other arts organizations, such as the, West Australian Ballet (consultant), Mummenschanz Foundation (strategic consultant), International Association of Blacks in Dance (touring advisor) and Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. (consultant). McDowell continues to travel the world deepening relationships with artists and presenting institutions and seeking opportunities for international cultural exchange. He has toured major projects to/from fifteen countries in Asia and the Middle East and has produced or toured over one 1,200 performances in North America.
McDowell began his career at seven years old as a performing artist working in musical theatre, contemporary dance and in his early twenties released a solo album and became a well known artist within the cabaret community in New York City. Since 2004 McDowell has served the live performing arts industry as a talent manager, producer and arts consultant for artists, performing arts companies, music and dance festivals. Prior to starting KMP McDowell served as a programming director for a non-profit music series for six years in California.
Additionally, McDowell is an experienced instructor in performing arts management. For over four years Kristopher was a faculty member of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy Los Angeles (Bachelor of Fine Arts Program); and he continues to present workshops and lectures at festivals and conferences around the Globe. Among his many valued affiliations with leading arts organizations, McDowell is a member of Dance/USA; World Dance Alliance; International Consortium for Advancement in Choreography; International Society for Performing Arts (ISPA) where is also served on its Membership Committee; Western Arts Alliance (WAA); Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP); North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents (NAPAMA); and Americans for the Arts. McDowell is also an outgoing member of the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees for Dance/USA as well as the former Chair for the Agents, Manager, Producers and Promoters Council.
Andrew has a proud history with KMP Artists, helping to grow the company since 2008 into one of the foremost multi-disciplinary international arts touring companies in the United States.
Andrew has produced, facilitated, planned and delivered hundreds of events worldwide. With an extensive background in Business Strategy and Marketing, and an education focused on Business Management, Andrew’s specialties range from being a master of tour/visa logistics to brand strategy and positive, constructive deal-making.
Andrew’s early career includes marketing roles at Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (Brand, Strategy and Marketing Consultant); Lieberman Research Worldwide (market survey development for entertainment conglomerates); the City of Chicago (coordinator for qualitative community research); and local non-profit organizations (grants administration and community outreach). Andrew earned a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Chicago, which is also his undergraduate alma mater. Andrew is on the Executive Board of the North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents (NAPAMA) industry group, and is also a current board member of Dance/USA and Chair of the Agents, Managers, Producers and Promoters Council.