Founded in 2000 by artistic director Ray Sullivan, MCDC has quickly become one of Miami’s foremost modern dance companies. Named one of the “Top Ten in Dance” by the Miami Herald in 2004 and “Best Dance Company” in both 2004 and 2008 by the Miami New Times, the company is composed of culturally diverse dancers who reflect Sullivan’s passion for movement.
Sullivan was initially trained in the techniques of Martha Graham, Jose Limon, and Paul Taylor, working at a young age with teachers at the Joffrey School. He received a BFA in dance from Purchase College, and went on to enjoy a vast performing career, working with choreographers in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. As a teacher, and with his company, Sullivan has developed his own technique, and currently participates in cultural exchange programs with Chile, Argentina, and Italy, giving Master Classes and company performances.
As a consistently evolving institution, the MCDC continues to expand its repertoire, often influenced by Tango, which Sullivan absorbed in Argentina years ago when dancing with the Contemporary Ballet of the San Martin Theatre. The company performs at various locations in and around South Florida, including on the Main Stage at the Colony Theater in South Beach. (MK)
Miami Contemporary Dance Company Information
- Other Venues: Various other venues in and around South Florida
- Public Transportation: Good for Colony Theater (within a 5-minute walk from buses 101, 113, 115, 117, 119, and 123 in and around the Lincoln Road Mall). All other venues vary
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good for all venues
- Performances/Programs: Dozens of performances, events, and classes presented every year
- Ticket Prices: Varies widely depending on program and venue
- Membership: Dreamer ($75); Dream Maker ($150); Dream Designer ($250); Dream Director ($500). Depending on level, member benefits include a subscription to the eNewsletter Dance Dreamer; discounts on performances; promotions for classes and events; free tickets to MCDC productions; invitations to “Meet the Artist” receptions; tickets to MCDC OFFStage performances; invitations to “in Studio” MCDC rehearsals; opportunity to meet Artistic Director Ray Sullivan; access backstage before the show to meet the choreographers and stage designers; and more.