About Us

KMP Artists

KMP is an international firm, founded in 2004. KMP boasts a roster of some of the World’s top artists and companies featuring dance, music and family programs.
KMP is committed to international exchange touring exceptional projects from around the globe that stimulate conversation and encourage mutual understanding.
KMP gets the job done whether as agent, producer, consultant, tour manager or logistics expert.

Work With Us

KMP is always seeking bright, intelligent and motivated professionals to join our winning team. KMP is accepting applications on an on-going basis for agents, agent-trainees, sales support staff, production managers, tour managers, lighting designers, sound engineers, translators, logistics managers, graphic designers and web programmers. Multi-skilled individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume and references to: info@kmpartists.com

700 Milam Street, Suite 1300,  Houston, TX 77002 USA
Tel: +1.312.342.7898
Fax: +1.512.419.0434


An arts industry leader and global entrepreneur, McDowell began working as an actor and dancer when he was seven, and by his late twenties moved into various aspects of performing arts management and production. Today, he works to deepen relationships with artists and presenting institutions, seeking opportunities for international cultural exchange and maximum community impact.


McDowell is the Founder, and served as CEO for KMP Artists for 13 years in the United States and is responsible for the company’s expansion into Asia Pacific. He has produced over 1,200 performances in North America and toured major companies between 17 countries in the Americas, Asia and the Middle East.

McDowell is Co-Founder of Rhizome Arts Consulting and the Artist Connectivity Collective. He now serves as a consultant for former KMP clients: West Australian Ballet; Mummenschanz Foundation; Cleo Parker Robinson Dance; Helen Pickett; and Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc.

Additionally, McDowell served as a faculty member of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (Los Angeles campus), where McDowell also attended (at theirNew York City campus) prior to undergraduate studies at Fordham University and Empire State College.

Today, Kristopher is a sought-after speaker for conferences and festivals around the globe. He has been working as a program advisor for various digital and hybrid retreats and conference programming and development for the industry including but not limited to the first Dance/USA digital conference (June 2020); the Western Arts+Arts Midwest joint arts market and conference (Oct 2020); and for Arts Presenters in North Carolina (June 2020).

Since April 2020 he has also participated in the inaugural working groups with the Association of Performing Arts Professionals And Dance/USA in the development of Equitable Contracting and Ethical Partnerships agreements .