Stacy West is the Executive and Artistic Director of MADCO (Modern American Dance Company), specializing in creating innovative dance experiences.  Stacy brings vision, passion and over 30 years of experience to students, audiences and presenters.  She is a certified Autism Movement Therapist, a certified health, wellness and creativity coach and winner of the 2016 St. Louis Visionary Award for her work as an Outstanding Arts Educator.  Find her at


Nicole Whitesell is the Associate Artistic Director of MADCO (Modern American Dance Company).  Nicole brings 15 years of experience as a professional dancer and her passion for collaboration and arts education to audiences presenters and students.  She is a also serves as the Artistic Director and Curriculum Coordinator for Rokita Dance Center, as adjunct faculty at Webster University, and as a certified GYROTONIC® instructor. Find her at


Emilee Morton is the Company Manager of MADCO (Modern American Dance Company) and brings degrees in Arts Administration and Dance as well as experience as a professional dancer to brilliantly handle the needs of dance audiences, students, presenters and artists.  She is also a certified Pilates instructor.  Find her at

MADCO Board of Directors

Janet Cole, Board President
Lynne Brandt, Treasurer
Elliot Blevins
Jason Flodder
David Lancaster
Ann Mulligan
Angela Rhone
Rosalyn Smith
Anne Thomasson
Dee Townsend
Reena Venkatesan

MADCO Advisory Board

Nancy Berg                                                                                 Michael Sieveking                                                                         Cristin Viebranz