Mission and Vision

VisionMahomet Aquifer Project

Dance at Illinois will be a national epicenter for the development of dance artists/leaders.


The mission of Dance at Illinois is to promote and expand the role of dance in contemporary culture. Utilizing a range of experimental and canonic approaches, we generate choreographic, pedagogical, performative, and scholarly research that shapes educational and public programming. We explore the dynamic intersections between research and teaching in academic, professional, and community settings. We forge imaginative, innovative, and sustainable lives as artists and educators through the transformational processes of dance.   

Domains of Knowing

Reflection, Context, Inquiry, Agency, and Synthesis

"This has been so heartening to hear about your experiments. It's a wonderful example of curriculum as creative process and a program that's bursting with innovative approaches and modeled values through practice. It's very much a thinking person's dance program. Responsive to the shifting field, but not reactionary."

—Maura Donohue in Movement Research: Critical Correspondence