Li Chiao-Ping Dance



LCPD produces and promotes original performance works and commissions of diverse arts forms, including modern/contemporary dance and music.


We provide education, training and performances in combination with diverse art forms to inspire artistic potential and life applications of art.


Collaboration with contemporary composers and designers gives LCPD a wide range of pieces.


We strive to reflect Li Chiao-Ping's unique movement vocabulary and choreographic style, as well as her ongoing search for exquisite and subtle gestures and risk-taking athleticism.


Inspired by Ms. Li's Chinese-American heritage, LCPD continues making multi-layered works which combine movement, sound, and visual imagery to explore themes of culture and identity.



Li Chiao-Ping Dance is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization. The generous support of our patrons makes future performances of Li Chiao-Ping Dance possible. Help us out.

Make sure to get your tickets soon for RISE OVER RUN May 9-11 at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery at We are excited to see you there!

 Shop 25% off Riot of Spring and The Knotcracker T-Shirts at the LCPD online store.


Classes at the Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St., starting on Thursday, February 27, from 2-3pm.  Running for  10 weeks, until May 1! There's still time to join us. Call 608-267-8650 or 608-266-6581.

Classes for youth at the LCPD Studio will start in April for ages 10+ on Saturdays. Contact us for more info.

RISE OVER RUN, our latest production, will take place later this spring--May 9-11--at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. This unique show will travel throughout different areas of the beautiful Discovery Town Center.  Our free shows for school groups are made possible with the support of the American Girl Fund for Children, to take place on May 8 and 9.



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Summer Dance Camp and Intensive dates have changed!
The dates are now Monday, June 23rd, to Saturday, June 28th. Visit the events tab for more details about this exciting, fun and worth while opportunity.

Isthmus critics mention LCPD in list of best arts events of 2013.
"There's no shortage of good dancing in Madison." 

Li Chiao-Ping Recognized in Wendy Perron's Review of Sally Silvers' Live Choregraphy Series

Li Chiao-Ping Receives a 2013 Woman of Color Award

"Riot of Spring" Receives Great Reviews
Riot of Spring (May 3-5, 2013) called "brilliant," "a startling tribute," with "powerful choreography and a beautifully inclusive narrative!" Read the rave reviews of the premiere performance in Madison Magazine, the Isthmus and Cultural Oyster.

Li Chiao-Ping Selected to be on Fulbight Specialist Roster
Artistic Director Li Chiao-Ping, and professor and chair of UW-Madison’s Dance Department, has recently been selected to be on the prestigious Fulbright Specialist Roster by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES). Read more about the program here.