Arianna Russ, Artistic Director of the Modern American Dance Company

Artistic director

Arianna Russ

ARIANNA RUSS (Artistic Director) Originally from Milwaukee, WI, Arianna moved to St. Louis to join the Modern American Dance Company (MADCO). While dancing with the main company, Arianna worked with artists such as Stephanie Martinez, Carl Flink, Joshua Peugh, Nejla Yatkin and a host of others. She was honored to become Artistic Director this season, and most recently finished choreographing and producing MADCO's latest evening-length work, "Right Here, Right Now."

Arianna has also performed professionally in the NBA, with the Cedar Rapids Opera, and in dance festivals across the country including New York, Chicago and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Since living in St. Louis, she has been on faculty at Lindenwood University, Southeast Missouri State University, and has been a Guest Teaching Artist at Webster University. Arianna received her MFA in Dance Performance from the University of Iowa in 2018.  

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MADCO Board of Directors

Ken Tucker, Board President
Tricia Zweier, Secretary
John Kaddouri, Brynn Palmer