Welcome to ClancyWorks Dance Company, founded by Artistic Director Adrienne Clancy in 2001. We help enhance the quality of life for people in many communities, using the arts as a way to develop mutual understanding and to advance positive social action. We do this through four program areas of focus:

  • Performance
  • Arts In Education
  • Community Engagement
  • Professional Development

Our principles of partnerships and collaborative practices are woven through each of our program areas. We are particularly known for our exploration of what we call “architecturally informed partnering work.” What is architecturally informed partnering work? It’s a unique way of bringing people together within dance, not only as an aesthetic statement, but also as a source of powerful images that embrace diversity and exemplify trust. We are passionate about our efforts to combine physically demanding and powerful movement with the sensitive portrayal of cultural nuances and personal emotions.

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ClancyWorks Dance Company was honored to be included in the 2015/16 Catalogue for Philanthropy.
ClancyWorks Dance Company, founded in 2001 by Artistic Director Adrienne Clancy, is committed to enhancing the quality of life for individuals in various communities using the arts as a vehicle to develop understanding and to advance positive social action – we aim to shift perceptions through performance.    

The mission of ClancyWorks Dance Company is to

  • increase the public appetite for and understanding of the arts by presenting high quality dance performance and educational programs;
  • expand the relevance of dance in people’s lives by demonstrating that creative movement can be used to solve conflicts, develop community cohesion, improve academic achievement, and promote civic responsibility;
  • nurture leadership skills and artistic excellence in emerging artists

Dance Educator's Training Institute

DETI is Going Virtual!

Our annual Dance Educator's Training Institute (DETI) is scheduled to take place August 17-19, 2020.

This year, we've decided to take DETI online, due to COVID-19.

While we are saddened not to be able to hold DETI in person, we are excited to welcome people from around the world, who might not otherwise be able to join us! We will have more information about DETI Online in the coming days.

Click here to learn more!

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