Here you can find info about integrated dance that is happening around the world. If you would like your information to be added to this list please contact us.

Community International

DanceAbility International

DanceAbility International’s mission is to encourage the evolution of mixed-abilities dance by cultivating a common ground for creative expression for all people. The mission is accomplished through performance, educational programs, teacher training and workshops.

The work of DanceAbility International helps decrease prejudice and misconceptions about diversity in the field of dance, and by extension in society.

Alito Alessi is the artistic director of Dance Ability International and is an expert in the field of integrated dance. He has been traveling the world teaching for the last 25 years. In 1997, Alito conducted the first DanceAbility Teacher Certification course. More than 300 dance artists, people with disabilities, and those interested in working with people with disabilities have attended, coming from 20 different countries. Many have continued teaching integrated dance in their home communities, with DanceAbility International (DAI) acting as consultant, guest teacher and choreographer as requested. In addition to DanceAbility workshops, the work of DAI has spread through educational events, award winning videos and award winning performance pieces.


MeetShareDance is a 4-day festival that promotes and aims to create an international dance network for individuals or groups that are working with dance and disability. MSD implements this by focusing on contemporary dance but welcomes all other styles, while always considering new choreographic possibilities as well as new ways of dancing. The festival is based on a philosophy of »inter-exchange«.

The festival is for all dance professionals, amateurs, choreographers, teachers and dance producers with different abilities. The festival is based on workshops of mutual exchange. You can be a teacher, but at the same festival, also a student. Each participant is invited to offer a short dance class, different dance techniques, a master class, a warm up session, whatever they want to share or investigate with the rest of the group.

Festival Dreamtime

Milan, Italy.

Artistic Director Paola Banone,, +39 328 5482613

The Festival Dreamtime: dance with no limits has also regulary Dance Classes at Oscar Theatre in Milano who hosts the Festival and in other places in Italy.


Educational Links

Plymouth University /  BA (Hons) Dance Theatre (UK)
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (UK)
Candoco Dance Company (UK), Learning Program
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT) (Berlin, GER)

Integrated dance Links

Alito Alessi, USA
Adam Benjamin, UK
Philip Channells, AU
Wolfgang Stange, UK

Dance Companies
Amici Dance Theatre Company (UK)
Axis Dance Company (US)
Candoco Dance Company (UK)
Croi Glan Integrated Dance Ltd (IE)
Danskompaniet SPINN (SE)
Restless Dance Theatre (AU)
Stopgap Dance Company (UK)

DanceAbility Austria (AT)
DanceAbility International (US)
Tanzfähig Berlin (GER)

Accessible Artist Residencies
Artist-in-Residency Programs Accessible to Artists with Disabilities by Melissa Potter, New York Foundation for the Arts

The Art House (Wakefield, UK)
The Art House supports artists to develop their practice, reach new audiences and to work with organisations involved in the arts. It focus on innovating and extending equality in the visual arts for disabled and non-disabled artists. The Art House provides a portfolio of opportunities including residencies, exhibitions, training, membership and 121 advice.

Lisa Bufano (US, 1972-2013)

Kaz Langley (UK)

Claire Cunningham (UK)