Participant Profile

Dance Exchange

United States
Takoma Park

Dance Exchange collaborates across generations, disciplines, and communities to channel the power of dancemaking as a means for dialogue, a source of critical reflection, and a creative engine for thought and action. Founded in 1976 by Liz Lerman and under the artistic direction of Cassie Meador since 2011, Dance Exchange is a non-profit dance organization based in Takoma Park, Maryland. 

Since its founding, Dance Exchange has created and supported more than 250 groundbreaking performance projects that explore content as far ranging as nuclear physics, immigration, ecology, prayer and action, aging, and the advancement of racial equity. Over the years, they have collaborated with and/or been commissioned by wide-ranging partners both nationally and internationally such as NASA, Facing Race, National Park Service, the Kennedy Center, Kohler Arts Center, Jacob’s Pillow, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Bealtaine Festival, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at Michigan State University, and Harvard Law School.