Do you want to discover a new way to experience Wisconsin? The world of dance is waiting for you here. From the rhythms of African drums to the wondrous world of acrobatics, Wisconsin’s professional dance companies have something to offer both seasoned dance fans and those experiencing the world of movement for the first time.
Dance Performances in Milwaukee
Wild Space Dance Company
Wild Space Dance Company’s unique site-specific performances will help you discover Milwaukee’s spaces and places in an entirely new way. Whether the performances take place in buildings, parks, or gardens, each of Wild Space’s dance events are specifically choreographed to reveal the history and communities that make Milwaukee places unique.
Ko-Thi Dance Company
Based in Milwaukee, Ko-Thi specializes in African, African-American, and Caribbean performing arts. Made up of trained artists, the company presents modern day interpretations of ancient dances, complete with rhythmic music played on traditional instruments and vibrant, authentic costumes.
Latino Arts Inc.
If you want to experience Latino culture, Latino Arts in Milwaukee is the place to go. Latino Arts does not actually have its own dance company; rather, it hosts internationally renowned professional dance troupes from as close as New York City to as far away as Peru and Brazil.
Danceworks Performance Company
Danceworks Performance Company is the resident dance company of Danceworks Incorporated. A group of dancer/choreographers, they are committed to presenting original dance works that are accessible to a wide audience.
DanceCircus is an interdisciplinary dance company that aims to present performances on topical concerns and to give voice to community issues in the Milwaukee area in order to inspire, educate, and entertain.
The Milwaukee Ballet is one of the top ballet companies in the nation. It presents over forty world-class performances a year in both classical and contemporary styles that are sure to engage first time and well-seasoned ballet audiences.
Dance Performances in Madison
Kanopy Dance Company
Kanopy Dance Company embraces a variety of modern styles and performs choreography from both local and international artists.
Li Chiao-Ping Dance
Li Chiao-Ping Dance performs original works in the unique style of its Artistic Director Li Chiao-Ping or that are created through collaborations between Li Chiao-Ping and other choreographers.
Cycropia Aerial Dance
One of only a few aerial dance troupes in the United States, Cycropia Aerial Dance defies gravity to take dance off the ground and into the air. The group uses large oak trees to perform annually outside at the Orton Park Festival in Madison and performs at other locations throughout the city.
When the Madison Ballet was originally founded their main aim was to annually perform “The Nutcracker.” Since then, the organization has grown into a world-class ballet that presents an entire season of classic and contemporary works.
Dance Performances in Central Wisconsin
Wausau Dance Theatre
Wausau Dance Theatre presents excellent performances that strive to make dance accessible to all. They also hold annual performances such as the Halloween Spooktacular “Thriller” and a “Storybook Series.”