Women in Dance L.L.C. was established in 2013, inspired by the unique professional dance community in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and hosted the inaugural Women in Dance Leadership Conference in 2015.

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

In order to carry out this important mission, Women in Dance L.L.C. hosts a 3-4 day biennial leadership conference – Women in Dance Leadership Conference. The conference presents keynote speech, panel discussions, movement workshops, dance on film screenings, scholarly paper presentations, individual speeches, and live concerts as well as provides the space to have ongoing discussions about female leadership in dance, dance related fields and beyond.

Women in Dance L.L.C. also will host summer leadership programs that serve female students from age 14-18 who have excellent dance training and wish to become leaders in their communities. The leadership programs will teach students how to use dance as a discipline that can help them achieve and exceed their academic goals, assist with personal growth, and explore endless possibilities in their future.