Our Story

When the company was founded in 1976, we sought to promote regional dance with touring concerts and educational programs throughout the Midwest. MADCO wanted to share the physical, honest, intellectual and emotional communication that occurs when audience members, students and corporate clients come together with professional dancers and groundbreaking choreography. Now, 40 years later, we produce innovative dance programming for communities across the nation so audiences don’t just watch dance, they experience it. At MADCO we provide repertoire concerts, full-length productions, masterclasses, residencies, and community outreach with a broad impact that entertains, educates and connects. The company is proud to be the Professional Dance Company in Residence at the Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri- St. Louis where it reaches 30,000 people annually.

“MADCO left the audience laughing, gasping for breath, in awe of beauty and in deep contemplation: all any modern dance company could hope to achieve in one evening's production. ”

— Jennifer Fried, Broadway World