Dani Kuepper is the Artistic Director of Danceworks Performance Company(DPC), the resident contemporary dance company of Danceworks, Inc. She joined DPC in 1998 and has since choreographed more than 25 dances for the company, as well as several evening length works. In addition to her commitment to DPC, Dani has done a wide variety of community work on Danceworks’ behalf over the past ten year, including the development of the dance component of Danceworks’ Intergenerational Multi-Arts Project (IMAP). Dani received both her BFA and MFA from UW-Milwaukee, where she has been an adjunct faculty member of the UWM dance department since 1999. As an undergraduate at UWM, Dani performed the solo, Mrs. Schultz, at the national American College Dance Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.. Dani has choreographed extensively in the Milwaukee community and has enjoyed collaborations with Present Music, First Stage Children’s Theater, Milwaukee Art Museum, Next Actors (Theatre for Youth Training Program), Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, Your Mother Dances, and several members of the UWM Dance Department faculty – Ed Burgess, Janet Lilly, Simone Ferro, Luc Vanier and Elizabeth Johnson. Dani was honored in 2009 as a “Forty Under 40” recipient by the Business Journal of Milwaukee and also received the UWM Alumni Association Teaching Excellence Award for non-tenure track in instructors in 2010.