We strive to make our Crossroads connect artists with artists and unite dancers with audiences. Ultimately, we all meet at the intersection of art and life.
Crossroads Dance Indy (CDI) was created in May 2015 when a group of Indianapolis-based dance artists came together to create artistic opportunities and outlets for inspired creativity. The founding members saw a need for more connection and partnership within the Indianapolis dance community and hoped to bridge the gap by creating connections with other artists and groups, as well as creating project-based work and offering classes in varied techniques to the public.
CDI holds open classes weekly to strengthen both artistry and technical abilities, as well as promote the art of dance in the Indianapolis community. All CDI company members have a wide range of experiences which have created a strong and unique technical and artistic base for our creations and collaborations.
CDI's season includes full-length shows, including participating in Indy Fringe. The company is also involved in community events and educational opportunities.
CDI is grateful to Phoenix Rising Dance Studio, Village Dance Studio, and Ballet Theatre of Indiana which have been our partners and beautiful home for classes and rehearsals and encouragement in our endeavors.
These collaborations have not only strengthened CDI, but also have begun to create our partnership within the Indianapolis dance scene. In 2017, CDI began a teaching collaboration with Indianapolis Movement Arts Collective with PWYC modern class series. CDI is also grateful to be a partner of One Voice and Arts for Lawrence. We look to collaborate with not only dance organizations, but artists and educators of all mediums.
Crossroads Dance Indy became a 501(c)(3) organization in 2019, and our mission is to establish community connections and impact local society through evolving artistic collaborations and works.