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Guest Artists

The department regularly schedules guest artist residencies with active professional dance artists to complement the class training given by our excellent faculty. These residencies give students prolific performance opportunities to interact with nationally renowned artists and master class instructors including the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Pilobolus, Meredith Monk, Elizabeth Streb, David Parsons, and Tim Miller.  Madison attracts well-known dance companies such as Eiko & Koma, Joe Goode Performance Group, Kibbutz Dance Company, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Nikolais/Louis Dance Company, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Feld Ballet/NY, Martha Graham Dance Company, Dance Brigade, and Les Ballets Africains.  Whenever possible, the department presents or co-sponsors artists from these companies while they are performing locally in Madison.

Artist-In-Residence Opportunities

The UW-Madison Dance Department invites interested artists to apply for artist in residence opportunities. For more information visit our Guest Artist Inquiry page.


Kia Smith

October-November, 2020 

The Dance Department will host the ​Kia Smith ​October-November, 2020. Kia Smith will lead the residency, which will ​include several master classes. The residency will culminate in a performance of dance works set on UW-Madison dance degree students during the Faculty Concert, February 11-13 & 18-20, 2020.

Read more about Kia Smith, and see the residency schedule in its entirety here. 

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