Danceworks Performance MKE’s 2019-20 Season


Danceworks Performance MKE, formerly Danceworks Performance Company (DPC) – is a new ensemble of performing artists with dynamically different movement training and experiences. We welcome seven new dancers to the season, building upon the strong core of dancers you’ve come to love over the years. The group, led by Artistic Director, Dani Kuepper, maintains a commitment to celebrating the vitality and diversity of the Milwaukee arts community, creating works of physical virtuosity and ingenuity, gathered on fertile, common ground.

Danceworks Performance MKE strives to make its work relevant and accessible to a wide range of audience members by regularly performing and teaching workshops and residencies in diverse communities throughout Southeastern Wisconsin.


> Meet the artists of Danceworks Performance MKE

Upcoming Performances:


*In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, DPMKE’s 101 Ways to Enter and Exit (Stage Door Left) is postponed. Information regarding a new date will be released as soon as possible and ticket holders will have the option to transfer tickets to the new date, request a refund, or donate their ticket to Danceworks during this difficult time. We look forward to seeing you in the audience soon and until then, be well and keep moving!


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Photo credit: Mark Frohna


101 Ways to Enter & Exit (Stage Door Left)

Thursday, May 14, 2020 // 7:30pm 

Friday, May 15, 2020 // 7:30pm

Saturday, May 16, 2020 // 5pm & 7:30pm 

Sunday, May 17, 2020 // 2:30pm 

at Next Act Theatre


Our lives are marked by comings and goings. Sometimes a grand and sweeping entrance – sometimes an abrupt and unexpected exit. Long goodbyes, stumbling onto stage unprepared or shot like a cannon into the unknown. We’ll explore tales that exude humor, sorrow, joy and compassion crafted by guest author, Jennifer Kohnhorst (The Moth Twin Cities StorySLAM Winner, DPC’s Secrets from the Wide Sky). This theatrical event unfolds with original music by percussionist Andy Miller (UWM Dance Department Music Director), who provides drum rolls to accompany grand entrances and the steady pulse that vibrates through the exuberance of birth, the endurance of life and the ritual and beauty of death. Choreography by Dani Kuepper embodies these extreme moments of lived experience through an intergenerational cast that offer a collective wisdom and diverse perspective of beginnings and endings.


Box Office Pricing: (Does not include convenience or handling fees)

Advance Purchase Tickets: 

Reserved $27 | Military/Veterans, Students & Seniors $16
Sunday Matinee Pricing Reserved $25 | Military/Veterans, Students & Seniors $14

Walk-Up Tickets: 

Reserved $29 | Military/Veterans, Students & Seniors $18
Sunday Matinee Pricing Reserved $27 | Military/Veterans, Students & Seniors $16

Artist Tickets: 

Day of purchase only — $20 based on availability 


**Please plan to allow additional time for parking and arrival**


Box Office is currently unavailable.

Past Performances:


DPMKE’s second performance of the 2019-20 season…

Out of Many < One

Thursday, February 6, 2020 // 7:30pm
Friday, February 7, 2020 // 6pm & 8:30pm
Saturday, February 8, 2020 // 6pm & 8:30pm

at Jan Serr Studio


The Milwaukee skyline, featured in the beautiful, Jan Serr Studio, provided the backdrop for dances that celebrated the robust and varied landscape of the city’s artists. Danceworks Performance MKE (DPMKE) drew inspiration from a diverse wealth of movers and brought them together with live musicians for a concert experience that was rooted and grown in this community that we cherish. Artistic Director Dani Kuepper, DPMKE member Gina Laurenzi and guest artist Dawn Springer choreographed the evening of dances, set to music by composer, Allen Russell.


>View the full “Out of Many < One” playbill.
>View the DPMKE “Out of Many < One” photo album. 

A special event to launch the 2019-20 season…

Revealing the Eclectic Body

Thursday, November 7, 2019 // 7:00pm-9:00pm
at Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel


We ate, drank, and experienced for the first time Danceworks Performance MKE in an evening of dance, music and mingling!

We welcomed seven new dancers to the season, building upon the strong core of dancers you’ve come to love over the years.

This dynamic ensemble of performing artists came together for a unique event at Saint Kate. The exquisite new Arts Hotel set the stage for an evening of live music, beauty, and fresh perspective.

Guests saw old friends and made news ones – all while getting an exclusive peek at the 2019-20 Danceworks Performance MKE Season!


>View DPMKE’s Revealing the Eclectic Body photo album


Cast of Revealing the Eclectic Body included:
Katelyn Altmann^
Alisha Jihn^
Kim Johnson*
Gina Laurenzi*
Nekea Leon^
Ivy Robertson^
Elisabeth O’Keefe Roskopf*
Jasper Sanchez^
Zach Schorsch*
Maggie Seer*
Gabi Sustache^
Christal Wagner*
Angela Weidner^
Joshua Yang^
Andrew Zanoni*

*Veteran Performer
^New Performer

Want to bring DPMKE to your organization? Complete the survey here and a Danceworks staff member will get back to you to organize a Portable Performance by DPMKE for your group!

Interested in becoming a 2019-20 season subscriber? A season subscription includes the February & May performances for $50. Season subscribers enjoy exchange privileges and reserved seating for both shows!

Questions? Visit our FAQ page or contact Danceworks Box Office at 414.277.8480 x6007.

UPAF Smart Card holders can redeem their Buy-One-Get-One-Free ticket (or buy one at half price) for any Danceworks Performance Company concert offer by calling Danceworks Box Office at 414.277.8480 x6007.

Season Photo: Christal Wagner; Subscriber Photos: Paul Ruffolo