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.


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!


LCPD is performing this weekend--Sat, June 21 at 8pm at Lathrop's Margaret H'Doubler Performance Space--in the Faculty Concert "SOLSTICE" of the Pre-Collegiate Invitational. Works by Li Chiao-Ping, Kate Corby, Chris Walker and Jin-Wen Yu.

LCPD's 1-week Summer Dance Camp and Intensive will run from June 23-28, with wonderful instructors Cynthia Adams, Janelle Bentley, Kate Hewson, Mariah LeFeber, Li Chiao-Ping, Nicole Roerick, Mychelyn Schnettler, Liz Sexe, Collette Stewart, and Christina Briggs Winslow!

We'll be in the Concerts on the Square Kid's Area on Wed, June 25 from 5:15-6:45-- come visit us!
Our annual Summer Dance Concert is 7:30pm on Sat, June 28 at Lathrop's Margaret H'Doubler Performance Space.

If you missed it in May....RISE OVER RUN, our latest will be the opening event for the Wisconsin Science Festival on Thursday, October 16!

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



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Summer Dance Camp and Intensive
Monday, June 23rd to Saturday, June 28th. Visit the events tab for more details about this exciting, fun and worthwhile opportunity.

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!

Chiao-Ping in MORE THAN MOVEMENT segment about dance student Flora Kim; FORWARD MOTION on Big Ten Network--Watch it!

LCP invited to perform in DancenOw 2014 at Joe's Pub in NYC in September!

LCPD to perform in 10th Anniversary of the Overture Center September 27 and 28.
LCP is choreographing a new piece in honor of this celebration, with music performed by Bach Dancing and Dynamite.

LCP receives commission from Movement Source Dance Company
LCP headed to AZ in October

LCPD's spring concert dates selected
We're excited to be performing in the newly-renovated Play Circle Theater from March 26-28, 2015.

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.