Women in Dance Leadership Conference and Festival

Mission Statement

To investigate, explore, and reflect on women’s leadership by representing innovative and multicultural dance work to celebrate, develop, and promote women’s leadership in dance making, dance related fields, and other male dominated professions.


Inspired by the unique circumstances of having women in leadership in the dance community in Baton Rouge, LA, this biennial festival will investigate, explore, and reflect on women’s leadership by inviting world-renowned dance makers/ artists /scholars /directors to Baton Rouge for a 4-day conference. Through keynote speaks, discussion panels, master classes, creative process sessions, film screening, and performances, this festival will identify Baton Rouge as a viable location for national conferences in women’s leadership development, serve to promote women’s leadership development, and as a catalyst for cultivation of an ongoing dialogue within all performing arts communities in the U.S.