Dance Company

The Dance Program at Grand Valley State University offers students many opportunities to perform.


In addition to classes, workshops, informal showings, and student choreography concerts, dance students have the opportunity to perform with the GVSU Dance Company. 


The Dance Company performs the works of faculty and guest artists, along with select student works, in two annual mainstage performances. These concerts are held in the Louis Armstrong Theatre on the GVSU Allendale campus. Keep an eye on our events calendar to see when you can join us.



Ensemble in air during concert

Photo by Darren Breen.

Recent guests include:

Charles Askegard, Ballet Next & American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet

Autumn Eckman, Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago & Hubbard Street

Randy Herrera, Houston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet

Lauren Edson, Trey McIntyre Project

Susan Kikuchi, Martha Graham Dance Company

Peter Sparling, Martha Graham Dance Company

Marlayna Locklear, Dayton Contemporary Dance Theatre

Becca Lemme, California Institute of Arts

Amy O'Neal, Amy O/tiny rage

Eddy Ocampo, Rivernorth, Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago

Lauren Blane, (Alumni in Residence) Chicago

Alex Springer, Doug Varone and Dancers

Melissa Thodos, Thodos Dance Chicago

Karen Milligan, Milligan School of Ballet

Lisa LaMarre, Detroit Dance Collective

Solveig & Mark Santillano, SoMar Dance Works, formerly of Pilobolus & Momix

Xan Burley, alexandance company

Michael Spencer Phillips, Pascal Rioult Dance Company

George Smallwood, Battleworks Dance Company

Thang Dao, Thang Dao Dance Company

Nelida Tirado, former Ballet Hispanico, Flamenco

Julie Blume, Parsons Dance Company

Lizzie Mackenzie, Rivernorth, Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago

Erica Fischbach, ABT Principal dancer

Genevieve Durham Decesaro, Texas Tech

Jenny Showalter, Bill Evans Dance Company

Anna Liceica, former ABT Principal dancer

Samm Shelton, Alma College Ballet Faculty

Corinne Imberski, Hillsdale College

Heather Vaughan-Southard, Everett School

Thayer Jonutz, Repertory Dance Theatre, Oakland University

Page last modified June 27, 2017