Kanopy Dance Company is a strong regional presence in the Midwest. Winning numerous awards and grants year after year, Cleary and Thurrell have created and commissioned new works for Kanopy Dance. They have attracted national and international dancers and choreographers to create premiers and re-stage dances and physical theatre works for Kanopy Dance. Kanopy Dance is a resident company of Madison Wisconsin’s Overture Center for the Arts. In addition, Cleary and Thurrell are devoted to education of the art form. Kanopy Dance is also comprised of The Academy and The Studio where dancers train as a profession or simply a serious avocation. Cleary and Thurrell, both with higher degrees in the field, guest teach and choreograph at various academies and colleges throughout the country.
Kanopy Dance Company presents new original dance, dance-theater, historical dance masterworks,by its Artistic Directors, local, national and international choreographers. Kanopy's Academy nurtures creativity, artistry & technical excellence for all ages.