Mission

Concerto Dance by Jolene Konkel is a concert dance company creating modern and jazz dance works driven by musicality and virtuosity. Our mission is to explore work that strengthens and uplifts the human spirit, aiming to inspire hope and build community connections through vibrant concert dance.

We Value...

  • Technical Excellence in the forms we engage. 

 

Our work draws from and expands upon the technical traditions found in American dance forms across the genres of jazz and modern dance.​​ 

  • The Historical Roots of Jazz

 

We acknowledge and seek to honor the African Diasporic roots of jazz and the Africanist presence that is woven throughout the development of all American dance forms.

  • Musicality and Virtuosity

A common denominator in how we approach both modern and jazz dance work is through musicality and athleticism.

  • Work that Seeks to Open a Door to the Human Spirit, strengthen and uplift hearts and minds, and connect communities.

We understand that dance has the power to affect change in our communities and the world, and we seek to create work that calls on our collective humanity to build up and support one another and offer hope. 

  • Engaging a Broad Audience through artistically compelling and entertaining concert dance.

We seek ways to make our work accessible to all.

  • The Transformative Power of Dance to communicate across cultures and barriers.

We believe dance is a means of expressing joy, an integral part of community, and a part of what it means to be human. Movement is a common language that has the potential to bring people together. “Togetherness” is at the core of Concerto Dance.

  • Diversity

 

We believe in the inherent dignity and value of all people and celebrate people from all nations and ethnicities. 

  • Choreography that Illuminates and Educates

We desire to create work that shares stories, reveals history, and is a reflection of our time.