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Daniel Nagrin Tempe

O-T-O Dance Artistic director: Annie Bunker. Tucson


Altered Modalities Dance Company Artistic director: Martha Kelly-Fierro. Visalia T: (559)287-2375


AXIS Dance Company Artistic director: Judith Smith. 1428 Alice Street, Suite 200, Oakland 94612 T: 510-625-0110 F: 510-625-0321 mollie[at]

Barak Ballet Artistic director: Melissa Barak. 1709 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, 90404.

Benita Bike's DanceArt Company Choreographer: Benita Bike. P.O. Box 4242 Sunland, CA 91041-4242 T: (818) 353-5734 F: (818) 353-1476 info[at]

BODYTRAFFIC Artistic direction: Lillian Barbeito & Tina Finkelman Berkett. Choreography: Stijn Celis, Alex Ketley, Barak Marshall, Andrea Miller, Guy Weizman and Roni Haver. 708 Machado Drive, 90291 Venice T: 310.923.2766 bodytraffic[at]

Brockus Project Dance Company Choreographer: Deborah Brockus. 618 B Moulton Ave., Los Angeles 90031 T:562-412-7429 brockus[at]earthlink.ent
Contemporary/modern company graham/horton base that explores what it means to be human using athletic,dynamic dance.

California Contemporary Ballet Choreographer: Erin Holt. 4490 Cornishon Ave. 91011 La Canada T: 818-790-7924 erin[at]
Imagine... stumbling into a place where the unexpected is found...
California Contemporary Ballet (CCBallet), established by Erin Holt, the company’s visionary choreographer and Artistic Director, is one of Southern California’s burgeoning dance companies. CCBallet offers self produced concerts featuring the original innovative choreography by Ms. Holt as well as renowned guest choreographers and distinguished visiting artists. Their performances highlight CCBallet’s career dancers, embellished by beautiful handmade costumes, sets and lighting design. The company often presents the works of original music by guest and resident composers. Several such original works have included a rock n roll ballet of "Romeo and Juliet", "Lifetimes" -which explored the concept of experiencing life beyond death, "Blind Journey"- about a young girl trapped between reality and the spiritual world, "Angelitos"- a ballet adapted from the famous Puerto Rican story of "Angelitos Negros".

CORE Contemporary Dance Artistic direction and choreography: Kelli Leighton. 717 E. Bidwell St. Suite 5, 95630, Folsom. T: (916) 668-8100

Dandelion Dancetheater Artistic directors: Kimiko Guthrie, Eric Kupers. Berkeley T: 415-806-0013 info[at]

detour dance Artistic direction and choreographer: Eric Garcia & Kat Cole. San Francisco, CA. 

Detour dance is a contemporary dance company that tackles the idiosyncrasies and quirky tenderness of human relationships set against the backdrop of everyday life. Located in San Francisco, detour dance magnifies these already existing subtleties, present in a city where the smallest interactions go unnoticed. They explore the inconspicuous through multi-media and site-specific work, creating an environment where their collaborators are just as curious. Known for their eccentric and recognizable gestures and contrasting full-bodied contemporary technique, they encourage audiences to reevaluate who can dance and where art happens. detour dance produces the Tiny Dance Film Festival, a festival that features short dance films from both emerging and established dance filmmakers from across the globe.

Diavolo Dance Theatre  Artistic director : Jacques Heim. 616 Moulton Street Los Angeles, CA 90031 (downtown in the Brewery Arts Complex) info[at]

Dr. Schaffer and Mr. Stern Artistic directors: Karl Schaffer, Erik Stern. P.O. Box 8055 Santa Cruz, CA 95061 T: 831-335-1861 (Karl Schaffer) / 801-626-6615 (Erik Stern) F: 831-335-1876 schaferkarl[at] / estern[at] / scottkim[at] / igreg[at]

EmSpace Dance Artistic director: Erin Mei-Ling Stuart. EmSpace Dance 1304 McAllister St. San Francisco, CA 94115 info[at]

Entity Contemporary Dance Artistic direction and choreography: Will Johnston & Marissa Osato. Los Angeles, CA. entitycontemporarydance[at]
Open company class every Wednesday 5:30-7pm at EDGE Performing Arts Center in Hollywood, CA.

Flyaway Productions Artistic director: Jo Kreiter. 1068 Bowdoin Street, San Francisco, CA 94134, T: +415.333.8302 jo[at]

Heidi Duckler Dance Theater (L.A.)

Invertigo Dance Theatre Artistic direction and choreography: Laura Karlin. Los Angeles 90230 info[at]

Joe Goode Performance Group Artistic director: Joe Goode. 1007 General Kennedy Avenue, Suite 209 San Francisco, CA 94129 T: 415-561-6565 / F: 415-561-6562 info[at]

LaDiego Dance Theater Artistic direction: Daniel Marshall (Artistic Dir.), Tracy Van Baalen (Owner, Studio Director), Aliyah Hassan (Production Dir.) Choreographer: Daniel Marshall, Tracy Van Baalen and Aliyah Hassan. 237 East Main Street El Cajon 92020 T: (619) 444-3836 thedanceconservatory[at] The Dance Conservatory | School of LaDiego Dance Theater, is a year round dance training ground in El Cajon, in San Diego's East County. Home of contemporary ballet company LaDiego Dance Theater. Two annual productions, performance opportunities and competition team. Dance styles offered in Classical & Contemporary Ballet, Pointe'Work, Tiny Tots, Dance Discovery, Tumble Bop, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop, Break Dancing, Tap , Voice and Acting classes. Stop in for your 1st FREE class on us.

Lineage Dance Artistic director: Hilary Thomas. Lineage Performing Arts Center 89 South Fair Oaks Ave. Pasadena, CA 91105 T: 626.844.7008 lineagedance[at]

Liss Fain Dance Choreographer: Liss Fain. 26 Seventh Street, 5th Floor San Francisco, CA 94103 T: 415-380-9433 F: 415-380-9877

Malashock Dance Artistic director: John Malashock. 2650 Truxtun Road, Suite 202 San Diego, CA 92106 T: 619.260.1622 F: 619.523.0603 info[at]

MashUp Contemporary Dance Company  Artistic director: Sarah Rodenhouse & Victoria Brown. 2926 Gilroy Street, Los Angeles 90039  info[at]

Nancy Evans Dance Theatre  Artistic direction: Nancy Evans Doede. Choreographer: Artistic Director, company members, guests. 41 W. Bellevue Drive, Pasadena, 91105. T: (626) 808-7326  nancyevansdancetheatre[at]
“This is the great dance that is happening right here in greater LA.  Nancy Evans Dance Theatre continues to pursue a unique blend of narrative based movement theater and modern dance aesthetics in a way that sets them apart from the rest." Beth Megill, LA Dance Review. 

Natricia Bernard Choreographer: Natricia Bernard. 10427 Weddington Street, North Hollywood, CA, 91601. Natricia Tara Bernard is a choreographer and creative director based in the UK who has worked with many leading artists for over 20 years.

Nickerson-Rossi Dance Palm Springs.

ODC Choreographer: Brenda Way/KT Nelson/Kimi Okada/Kate Weare. 351 Shotwell St. San Francisco Zip/Postal Code: 94110 T: 415 549 8518 F: 415 863 9833 E-Mail Address: JosephC[at] 
Today, our company of eleven world-class dancers performs the imaginative repertory of Brenda Way, KT Nelson and Kimi Okada for more than 50,000 people annually. Two annual home seasons in San Francisco include “Dance Downtown” and our holiday production “The Velveteen Rabbit”. Past highlights include numerous appearances at the Joyce Theater in New York, and standing room only engagements in Europe, Russia and Asia. In forty two years, ODC/Dance has performed for more than a million people in 32 states and 11 countries, with support from the NEA, the U.S. State Department, and many state and city arts agencies.

Terri Best Dance Artistic direction: Terri Best. terri[at]

The Foundry Artistic direction and choreography: Alex Ketley. 301 8th Street (Suite 270) San Francisco, CA 94965 T: 415-328-2599 foundryprojects[at]

The JohnC Art Ballet Artistic direction and choreography: John Welch. 2190 North Canal Street, Orange. Postal Code: 92865 T: 7149259806 E-mail Address: info[at]

Visionary Dance Theatre Artistic direction and choreography: Spencer John Powell 8693 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa 91942 T:619-758-8112  spencer.powell[at]

Zion Dance Company Artistic direction and choreography: Rina van de Kamp. 3630-g Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez. Zip/Postal Code: 93460 T: 1-805-698-9188 info[at]
Contemporary and aerial dance theater.


Kim Robards Dance Artistic director: Kim Robards. 1379 South Inca Street, Denver 80223 T: 303-825-4847 F: 303-825-4846 info[at]

Helios Dance Theater Choreographer: Laura Gorenstein Miller. laura[at]

Ormao Dance Company

Wonderbound Artistic director and choreographer: Garrett Ammon.  2535 East 40th Avenue, Denver 80205  T: 3032924700   info[at]


Adams Company Dance  Artistic director and choreographer: Mitzi Adams
 c/o 78 Waverly Street #1  MILFORD 06461  T:2039814553  mitzijadams[at]   CT and NYC based Contemporary Dance Company. NYC main address suspended due to the pandemic.

Momix Artistic director: Moses Pendleton. Washington. T: 860 868 7454 F: 860 868 2317 momix[at]

Pilobolus Artistic directors: Robby Barnett, Michael Tracy, Jonathan Wolken. PO Box 388 Washington Depot CT 06794 T: 860 868 0538 info [at]


SIDEWAYS Contemporary Dance Company Artistic director: Charlotte Foster.


IONA Contemporary Dance Theater


Chicago Moving Company Artistic director: Nana Shineflug. Hamlin Park 3035 N. Hoyne Chicago 60618 T/F: ( 773) 880 5402

Khecari Dance Theatre Artist director: Jonathan Meyer's. Chicago.

Perceptual Motion, Inc. Artistic director and choreographer: Lin Shook. 4057 North Damen Avenue Unit 1, Chicago 60618  T: 17735493958

Soul 2 Sole Dance, Inc. 1350 Abbott Ct. Buffalo Grove 60089 T: 847-276-2820 soul2sole.debbie[at]

Zephyr Dance Artistic director: Michelle Kranicke. 1627 North Oakley Chicago, IL 60647 T: 773.489.5069 F: 773.489.9930 michelle[at]


Dance Kaleidoscope Artistic director: David Hochoy. 4603 Clarendon Road, Rm. 32 Indianapolis, IN 46208 T: (317) 940-6555 dk[at]


Co'Motion Dance Theater Choreographer: Valerie Williams. Ames.


Liz Lerman Dance Exchange Choreographer : Liz Lerman. 7117 Maple Avenue Takoma Park, Maryland 20912 T: (301) 270-6700 F: (301) 270-2626 mail[at]


Urbanity Dance Choreographer: Betsi Graves. 280 Shawmut Avenue #1, Boston 02118 T: 617-572-3727 E-mail Address: ask[at] 
Urbanity Dance is a Boston-based contemporary dance company that celebrated its fourth anniversary in May 2012. Urbanity’s twenty company dancers come from strong technical backgrounds in dance, and use formal training in performances that aim to push boundaries and affect change. Community workshops and open classes celebrate accessibility to the arts, and performances are often a product of cross-disciplinary collaboration with other local musicians, fashion designers, even architects. Just four years old, Urbanity has been recognized as Boston’s strongest contemporary jazz/modern company to date and has been invited to perform in venues across the U.S., including Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in the Berkshires, the Dance Gallery Festival in Houston, and the Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater in New York. Most recently, Urbanity was awarded Best of Boston’s 2012 Dance Company by the Improper Bostonian. In summer 2012, Urbanity hosted the inaugural Boston Contemporary Dance Festival and its first-ever Summer Dance Intensive.


Wellspring/Cori Terry and Dancers Artistic director: Cori Terry. 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Ste. 204, Kalamazoo Michigan T: 49007 269-342-4354


Live Action Set Artistic director: Noah Bremer. 750 South 2nd Street, Suite 301, Minneapolis 55401 T: 6125016614 noah[at]

Minnesota Dance Theatre Artistic director: Lise Houlton. 528 Hennepin Avenue, Sixth Floor Minneapolis, MN 55403 T: 612-338-0627 F: 612-338-5160 info[at]


Kansas city Contemporary Dance Company


Contemporary West Dance Theater Las Vegas.

New Hampshire:

Neoteric Dance Collaborative Artistic direction: Sarah Duclos. Choreographer: Various. 187 Route 108, Somersworth 03878 neotericdancenh[at]

New Jersey:

Rahway Dance Theatre Artistic direction: Ms J Skeete-lee. 1439 Irving st. Rahway 07065 T: 7322211489 Rahwaydancetheatre[at]

The Kennedy Dancers Artistic direction and choreography: Diane Dragone. Street Address: 79 Central Ave., Jersey City, 07306 T: 2016592190 kennedydancers[at]  Established in 1976,  performing throughout the northeast as well as the White House. Regular summer series on the Hudson River Pier opposite downtown Manhattan.

New York:

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North Carolina

alban elved dance company Artistic director: Karola Lüttringhaus. Wilmington T: 336-409 5096 albanelved[at]


Contemporary Dance Theater Artistic director: Jefferson James. 1805 Larch Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45224 T: (513) 591-1222 dance[at]

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company Artistic director: Debbie Blunden-Diggs. Central State University’s Dayton Campus (CSU-Dayton Campus) 840 Germantown Street Dayton, Ohio 45402 T: 937-228-DCDC (3232) F: 937-223-6156

MorrisonDance Choreographer: Sarah Morrison. 4201 Lorain Avenue Ste. A Cleveland, OH 44113


Northwest Dance Project Artistic direction: Saah Slipper. Portland. 
Northwest Dance Project has established itself as a bold and innovative contemporary dance company performing an all-original repertoire from a select roster of accomplished choreographers as well as the most promising new talents in the field of contemporary dance.


BoanDanz Action Choreographer: Marianela Boan. 1720 Mount Vernon St. Philadelphia PA 19130 T:215 325 17 49 boandanzaction[at]

Bodiography Artistic direction: Maria Angelica Caruso. 5824 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh PA 15217 T: 412-521-6094  info[at]

Group Motion Artistic director: Manfred Fischbeck. 3500 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104 T: 215-387-9895

Headlong Dance Theater Artistic directors: David Brick, Andrew Simonet, Amy Smith. 1170 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19146 T: (215) 545-9195 F: (267) 687-6630 info[at]

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers Artistic direction and choreography: Kun-Yang Lin. 1316 S. 9th St. Philadelphia 19147 T: 267-687-3739

Raphael Xavier  Artistic director and choreographer: Raphael Xavier. Philadelphia.  sandyg[at]  Distilling the art of breaking to its purest form, Raphael Xavier takes this movement vocabulary to uncharted territory. Expanding both dancer and audience expectations, Xavier has forged an exceptional approach to improvisation, clearing the path for those interested in breaking as an artform.  A multi-faceted creator who draws inspiration from his many talents in dance, music, photography, and writing, Xavier’s original works are a transcendent mix of poetry, precision and spontaneity.

Rennie Harris Puremovement Artistic director: Lorenzo Rennie Harris. 1500 Market Street 12th Floor, East Tower Philadelphia, PA 19102 Info[at]


Ballet Memphis Artistic direction: Dorothy Gunther Pugh. Choreographer: Repertory Company. Memphis. Ballet Memphis is recognized for its close ties to the region’s rich musical and literary heritage. It has been heralded for its innovations as a ballet company committed to creating and commissioning relevant work, nurturing young choreographers, and expanding the roles of dancers within the company and the community.


Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth Artistic director: Kerry Kreiman. P.O. Box 11652 Fort Worth, 76110 T: (817) 922-0944 cdfw[at]

deborah hay dance company Choreographer: Deborah Hay. 1703 Alta Vista Avenue, Austin, TX 78704 T: (512) 560-6725 deborahhay[at]

Farrell Dyde Dance Theatre Choreographer: Farrell Dyde. 815 Stuart Street Suite 4 Houston, Texas 77006 T: 713-524-8529 FarrellDyde[at]

Karen Stokes Dance  Artistic director and choreographer: Karen Stokes. 2315 Commerce St., Houston  77002.


NOW-ID Choreographer: Charlotte Boye-Christensen. Salt Lake City, 84111 contact[at]

Raw Moves

Repertory Dance Theatre

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company Artistic director: Joan Woodbury. 138 West 300 South Salt Lake City, UT 84101 T: 801/297-4241 F: 801/297-4235 info[at]

SALT Contemporary dance

St. George Dance Company Artistic direction and choreography: Summer Belnap Robertson. 1943 Acacia Palce, St. George 84790 T: 435-773-1221 



PH Dance & Ers Artistic direction: Paula Higa. Williston.


Ground Zero Dance Company Choreographers: Pam England, Rob Petres. info[at]

Kathy Harty Gray Dance Theatre Artistic director: Kathy Gray. PO Box 3291, Alexandria, VA 22301 T: 703-413-3811


Pat Graney Company Choreographer: Pat Graney. 925 E. Thomas Ste. B Seattle, WA, 98102 T: 206-329-3705 staff[at]

Spectrum Dance Theater Choreographer: Donald Byrd. Street Address: 800 Lake Washington Blvd., Seattle, WA, 98122  T: 206) 325-4161  companymanager[at]

Stephanie Skura Dance Choreographer: Stephanie Skura. Auburn stephskura[at]

Underscore Dance Lab Artistic direction and choreography: Shakira Rae Adams & Jacquelyn S. Corcoran.  Seattle  T: (419)308-3336 & (513)284-0575 underscoredancelab[at]

Whim W'Him    Artistic direction: Olivier Wevers. Choreographer: Olivier Wevers and guest artists.  PO Box 7028    Postal Code: 98127 info[at]  The mission of Whim W'Him is to provide a platform, centered on choreography and dance, for artists to explore their craft through innovation and collaboration.

Washington D.C.

Dissonance Dance Theatre Artistic direction and choreography: Shawn Short. P.O. Box 2377, Washington DC 20013 T: 2025408338  info[at]


Li Chiao-Ping Dance Choreographer: Li Chiao-Ping. 5973 Purcell Road Oregon, WI 53575 T: 608.835.6590 F: 608.835.6592 mgr[at]

Madison Contemporary Dance Artistic director and choreographer: Sara Rohs. P.O. Box 7605, Madison 53707  Sara[at]

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