The Urbana Dance Company creates learning spaces where young people are given the support, trust, and leadership to forge their own creative paths.

Here, each student is encouraged to trust their own mind and build confidence in their own thinking. As students, artists, and beings, it can be challenging to find a safe space to try new things and express ourselves freely. Some students have experienced humiliation and judgment for their creativity, dancing, movement, and expressing their own piece of mind. We want all artist to feel appreciated and supported for their talents and to dare to try new things!

At Urbana Dance Company, the policy is always “Everyone can move! Everyone’s bodies are just right! Everyone’s movement is brilliant!”

The Urbana Dance Company aims to be a space to be accessible for all.  No one is turned away for the inability to pay. We have a scholarship program in development.  We encourage anyone who may seek financial support to contact Artistic Director Kate Insolia at