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.


Coming Soon

Youth Dance — Spring 2016

  • Jan - Feb & March/April - May at Mound Street Yoga Center (Madison)
  • more information


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Just now...

LCPD performed the grand finale of 20 years of dance in Dane County at Overture Center for the Arts with the program  armature: in medias res!

LCPD performed for the 17th consecutive year in New York at the DanceNOW Joe's Pub Festival for the festival's 20th anniversary. Read the review.

Li Chiao-Ping and LCPD took 12 dancers to the 2015 World Dance Alliance—America's festival in Hawaii to perform "bonesetting" and "cline" in July.

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!

RISE OVER RUN, spring 2014'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".


Our youth dance 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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Li Chiao-Ping Dance performs at 2015 WDA-Americas Conference & Festival Assembly in Honolulu July, 2015. The theme for the Assembly is "Spaces and Places: Exploring Dance Narratives through Alternate Lenses." Read press release.

Li Chiao-Ping's "daughter" selected for 2015 Dance Film Lab – Li Chiao-Ping's screen dance work “daughter” was selected to be screened at the 2015 Dance Film Lab at Triskelion Arts in the Muriel Schulman Theater in Brooklyn, NY. The festival, June 4-5, 2015, celebrates national and international dance-based films that stretch the boundaries of what would be possible on the stage. For tickets and more information go to

Li Chiao-Ping Dance performed in Nashville at 7:30pm on May 23 in the Looby Theater, 2301 Rosa L Parks Blvd, for Tennessee Women's Theater Project's "WOMEN'S WORKS 2015," a festival and celebration of works created by women. Read our press release

Li Chiao-Ping named UW-Madison Vilas Research Professorship for Li Chiao-Ping Dance. She is the first ever female artist to receive the award, among the highest honors bestowed by UW-Madison.

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

Aaron R. Conklin reviews Li Chiao-Ping's "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.