A residency site and presenter committed to addressing critical needs in the dance and performance field.



Founded in 1999 as a dance school, in 2010 ADI embarked on an ambitious strategic planning initiative to reimagine how the organization could better utilize its resources to fill gaps in established support structures in the American contemporary dance field and expand the range of contemporary performance offered in the Washington, DC area. Entering its fifth season, ADI has become a leading dance presenter in the DC area and operates one of the most sought after residency opportunities in the dance field, ADI Incubator.


ADI Performance Series presents performances of leading contemporary dance artists and companies with the goal of growing audiences for contemporary performance in the DC area.

ADI Incubator, a nationally recognized late-stage residency program, provides mid-career and established artists generously resourced production residencies to support the critical final stages of the creation of new work.

ADI/NYC will support artists’ work in New York City with multiple-week Incubator residencies and premiere performances.

The Solange MacArthur Award for New Choreography awards one choreographer each year commissioning funds, fee-free fiscal sponsorship, a presentation, and marketing and development support for the creation of a new work.

ADI Future Artists Scholarship Program will reaffirm of the organization’s commitment to developing the next generation of dance artists by providing financial assistance to promising students while addressing critical issues facing the dance field.

DanceUSAADI is a member of Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance.