About Danceworks Youth Performance Company

Danceworks Youth Performance Company (DYPC) is a company of Milwaukee-area dancers, ages 7-18, including Danceworks Minis and a Junior and Senior Company.




It is the goal of Danceworks Youth Performance Company to provide young artists of Milwaukee and the surrounding areas with quality dance training, new and exciting performance opportunities, and a connection to the larger arts community that ignites a lifelong interest and participation in the arts.


Within Danceworks Youth Performance Company, we strive to nurture and develop the body and spirit through dance technique, fitness, physical discipline and self-expression. Modeled after the professional company, Danceworks Performance Company, youth company members train in the art form all year long and participate in a season of themed dance events and concerts both at home in the Danceworks Studio Theatre, and out in the community. Participating in DYPC is a great opportunity for young dancers to rehearse and train together, while enjoying unique performance experiences!

Danceworks Youth Performance Company 2017-18

2018-19 Company Members


Danceworks Minis

Nina Bishop, Izabella Bredeson, Eliza McGuinness, Meena Wilson, Elsa Zielinski


Junior Company

Maya Lindvall, Gianni Melendez*, JoVanna Melendez-Velez*, Roselyn Olivas, Cassidy Quandt, Sophia Thomure


Senior Company

Isabella Delwiche*, Vivian Foster*, Jessica Funk*, Maya Hirsig-Smith*, Syrena Hjelmgren, Destiny Krajcik*, Thalicia Melendez, Tess Oldenborg*, Naila Reaves-Sanchez, Julia Schuessler, Amelia Thiel*, Dave Valuri



Danceworks Youth Performance Company at Your Event!


Danceworks Youth Performance Company accepts requests to perform at various events throughout the Milwaukee area. If your organization or group has an event that needs a unique twist, consider inviting DYPC to “wow” the crowd!


Download Performance Request Form

At right: DYPC members with Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters at BMO Harris Bradley Center, July 2017

Questions? Contact Gina Laurenzi, Artistic Manager of Danceworks Youth Performance Company at 414.277.8480 x6003 or via email.

Photos: Christal Wagner