contemporary modern dance company
putting artists first
Get to know RESILIENCE Dance Company - founded by Emily Haussler in 2019, RDC is a 501c3 nonprofit with a mission of putting artists first. Meet our incredible company artists and learn more about our work.
RDC creates two mainstage performances per season: a repertory concert in the Fall and a full-length premiere in the Spring. The rest of our season is filled with unique collaborations, outreach events, and pop up performances. See below for upcoming events, and come experience what makes RDC different.
Shift the narrative of the "starving artist" and help create systemic change in the dance industry. 67% of our annual expense budget goes directly to paying RDC's working artists. Join us to promote a healthy, financially sustainable future for artists and support accessible classes, workshops, and performances.
Make a tax-deductible donation today.
$5 drop-in classes offered weekly
Come experience a mix of modern, ballet, floorwork, contemporary, improv, conditioning and more - all taught in a welcoming, human environment.
Share works in progress with the community - no time requirements, no genre restrictions, no formal adjudication process. We hold space for anyone 18+ in St. Louis to share their work and be seen. Learn more:
Find local and national resources for artists, including space rentals, collaborator listings, fundraising and production tools, and more. Our resource center is always growing, so check back for new additions!
Want to bring RDC into your classroom? Interested in volunteering at one of our events? Think you might be a good fit for one of our committees?
Incredible! We love getting to know our community and fostering connections.
Feel free to reach out anytime!