The resident professional dance company of
the University of Michigan Department of Dance
Formed in 1985, Ann Arbor Dance Works is the resident professional dance company of the University of Michigan Department of Dance. Dedicated to the collaborative process, the company shares a wide-ranging repertory with audiences. In addition to producing works by resident UM Dance faculty choreographers, the company hosts guest choreographers from the US and abroad. Designers, poets, videographers, visual artists, scholars, and composers collaborate with company members, contributing to the creation of innovative and multi-layered works of resonance, depth, and beauty. Since its inception, Ann Arbor Dance Works has produced choreography to critical and popular acclaim in New York City, throughout the Midwest, and internationally. The company has also produced unique projects in the Ann Arbor community, including the creation of several large-scale site dances with a variety of community partners. Artistic Director for the company is Jessica Fogel.
"Audience members could feel an intimate connection with all the performers. [The program's works] were exhilarating.... evocative.... glowing.... radiantly danced" Kate O’Neill, Dance Magazine
“wonderful dancing,…clever choreography, smart and witty, artful and artless, …evocative…beautiful” Susan Nisbett, annarbor.com