About Adams Company Dance


Founded by Mitzi Adams, the seeds of Adams Company Dance began in the desert heat of Arizona in 1988. Upon Adams’ move to Connecticut in 1991, ACD was re-formed and officially launched in New York City. They have performed in Connecticut, Arizona, Pennsylvania, California, Michigan, and throughout NYC in acclaimed dance venues. Drawing upon intuition and serendipity, Ms. Adams creates works rich with imagery that concern deep matters of the heart. The benchmarks of her work are portrayed through pieces that are athletically charged, dramatically sensitive, and comedically absurd.  Without compromising high artistic standards, Adams Company Dance is a smaller company with a flexible, innovative approach. As an added bonus to her company, Ms. Adams instructs her dancers in the ancient art of Jin Shin Jyutsu®, providing for a more harmonious process and performance.  ACD has been commissioned by composer Claudia Howard Queen, Connecticut Ballet and BernierDance in Connecticut; Happendance Dance Company in Michigan; Tappan Zee Dance Group in New York; and The Movement Source Dance Company in Arizona.  ACD features world-class dancers that have worked, or who are still working with the nation’s most esteemed companies and/or on Broadway. Since 2009, alongside concert dance, the company has also been producing dance film shorts, which have won several awards. Their thirty-minute documentary on the making of a dance, was a winner in the Mystic Independent Theater Film Festival in Mystic, CT in 2010. In addition, through their close alliance, ACD has featured works set to the inspirational music of composer, and seven-time Grammy Award winner, Maria Schneider.

Mission statementTo create dance experiences that place perspective on the artistic, and physically dynamic expression of the individual and/or group, with an emphasis on creating a shared human experience.

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