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.


armature: bodies of hope was a great success! Thank you all for coming to support us and celebrate with us! Read Katie Reiser's review of our 20th anniversary spring production, Armature: Bodies of Hope!

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

Did you get your RISE OVER RUN shirt yet? No can still get these beautiful one-of-a-kind shirts, designed by Maggie Snyder and printed by Mary Bailey!

Just now...

RISE OVER RUN, last Spring's production, was the opening event for the Wisconsin Science Festival at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery on October 16! Chiao-Ping also spoke in the "BIG IDEAS FOR BUSY PEOPLE".

LCPD premiered Chiao-Ping's latest work titled TENDRILS in the Overture Center's 10th Anniversary concerts ("American Kaleidoscope") on Sat. and Sun. Sept. 27 and 28. It was great to collaborate with Bach Dancing and Dynamite's Stephanie Jutt and we are so proud to be a resident organization at Overture Center for the Arts!

Li Chiao-Ping was commissioned to create a new work for Movement Source Dance Company in Phoenix, AZ. 


See Li Chiao-Ping's choreography for  The Odyssey at Mitchell Theatre, Nov. 7-16.
Adapted by Mary Zimmerman and directed by Heather Pickering. Listen to the interview on University of the Air on WPR, aired on Nov. 2, 2014 here.

LCPD's spring concert, "armature: 20 Years of Li Chiao-Ping Dance" will feature a new work titled Bodies of HopeWe're excited to be performing in the newly-renovated Play Circle Theater from March 26-28, 2015.

Do you have a story of hope to share with us? We'd like to hear it. Please contact us here.

Our kids' classes and free shows for school groups are made possible with the support of the American Girl Fund for Children--thank you!



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Katie Reiser calls Li Chiao-Ping and Armature: Bodies of Hope and "endless supply of innovative and compelling ideas."

Aaron R. Conklin reviews Li Chiao-Pings "always-awesome choreography" in The Odyssey

RISE OVER RUN triumphant--Read the review!
970+ people came out to see our performances at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery! Thank you for your support!

Isthmus critics mention Li Chiao-Ping Dance 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 in UW-Madison’s Dance Department, has 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.