What does “Dance Company in Residency” Mean?

In short, we’re partners. And we couldn’t be prouder of this fact. UMSL provides us with rehearsal and performance space inside the beautiful Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center. In return, we bring energy, vitality and collaborative discovery to UMSL. We work with colleagues across campus to plan performances that are inspired by and reflective of classroom curriculum and community engagement. UMSL students regularly intern with us, have discounted access to our performances, have the opportunity to compose and perform music alongside our dancers and much more.

Opportunities at UMSL

Past Collaborations


MADCO + UMSL Gerontology Department work together to engage community seniors in the 2018 production ALIVE INSIDE. UMSL students worked with MADCO to interview seniors from St. Louis NORC. These interviews inspired new work. Students, alumni, and guests experienced the process of taking individuals memories, and turning it into art!

The professional companies in residence at UMSL teamed up in 2016 for INVITATION TO DANCE. MADCO + Arianna String Quartet performed for live audiences at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the UMSL campus.


MADCO + UMSL Succeed Program work together to create on-going internship experiences. MADCO works with interns from SUCCEED to foster independence skills through creativity and the arts. Past interns have developed and marketed MADCO Sensory Friendly productions, taught elementary school education programs, produced radio interviews, and much more.