Danceworks Artists in Residence

United Performing Arts Fund is proud to present Danceworks Artists in Residence programming through Kasey’s Fund.


In the Danceworks Artist in Residence programs, dance is for everyone, and everyone is invited into the dancemaking process! 

Danceworks Artists in Residence partnerships will bring intergenerational and diverse dancers into workshops, collaborative rehearsals and performances with the clients and community participants of Alice’s Garden and St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care. 

Danceworks Artists in Residence facilitators and performers are made up of Danceworks Performance MKE (DPMKE), Danceworks Youth Performance Company (DYPC), Danceworks on Tap (DOT), 50+ Performance Workshop and other community dancers and musicians.

In each workshop, Danceworks artists will present a variety of dance styles and choreographic concepts in a lecture/demonstration format. Following this, community members will be invited into a lesson to participate alongside the Danceworks artists. 


The primary goals of the Danceworks in Residency program are:

  • Improve access to dance training, performances and arts experiences in the community
  • Improve critical thinking skills by making correlations across dance styles and art forms
  • Improve empowerment through creating intergenerational relationships that build community


Meet our Partners:


Alice’s Garden

Alice’s Garden provides models of regenerative farming, community cultural development, and economic agricultural enterprises for the global landscape. We recognize the cultivating, preparing, and preserving of food, and food traditions, as cultural arts to be reclaimed and celebrated fully in urban agriculture.

Families and individuals of all ages are invited to attend Artists in Residence workshops at Alice’s Garden! 


St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care – Bucyrus Campus

St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care provides Franciscan-inspired, intergenerational, community-based health and educational services for children, adults, frail elders and people with disabilities, and serves as a resource for their caregivers.