Joseph Mills for Modern American Dance Company (MADCO)


Modern American Dance Company (MADCO) currently under the Executive and Artistic Directorship of 
Stacy West, was founded in 1976 by Alcine Wiltz and Ross Winter as a vehicle to provide an opportunity for 
professional dancers to live and work in the Midwest while also providing dance performances by local 
artists and educational programs for the community. Over the years the company’s mission has evolved to 
encompass a wider scope choreographically, attracting dancers and choreographers from around the 
country to create innovative and memorable dance performances combining passion and technical 
excellence to provide its audiences with a world-class arts experience. The company is known for its 
versatile and athletic style, presenting dance that is exciting for audiences to watch and demanding for 
dancers to perform. Since 2007, MADCO has been the professional company in residence is at the Touhill 
Performing Arts Center on the campus of University of Missouri St. Louis. The company presents a concert 
season at TPAC, extensive education and residency programs and community outreach that reaches over 
30,000 people annually. Dance International Magazine described MADCO as “a company with flat-out 
physicality and exacting discipline while never forgetting the entertainment value…” MADCO continues to 
collaborate with former company member, choreographer Joseph Mills.