About Us



Our mission is to make dance in an environment that fosters the complete creative investment of each of our collaborators, and to present performances in ways that broaden the accessibility of innovative modern dance to new audiences.



for change dance collective (fcdc) grew out of a desire to make dance through a choreographic process that reflects the ideals of socially conscious art. Since 2010, fcdc has been creating highly experiential dance theater excavated from raw experience, employing a uniquely democratic approach to art-making that embraces collaboration, shared ownership, and intimacy of all kinds.

A sense of familial interconnectedness pervades our work, as many individual voices equally contribute to performances that cast light on the aspects of humanity that connect us all. United under the core beliefs that great art is transformational art, and that great art should be accessible to all, we hope to create dance that fosters change in audiences and performers alike.

How you can support us in our mission.




On The Faults We Sought to Mend: Burnished at the Broken Places:

for change dance collective took 35 deliciously crafted minutes to move the mixed up “stuff” of life from upstage to downstage and every one was compelling with tender lifts, aggressive confrontations and risky dives.

– a fan

Recent Posts

Announcing our first summer workshop for teens!

Are you interested in learning more about choreography, improvisation, and how to make dances that can inspire positive transformation in the world around you? Do you have a story to tell?

We are excited to introduce for change dance collective’s pilot summer workshop program for intermediate/advanced dancers ages 13-18: youth CHANGE project



youth CHANGE project


Young artists will learn how to create new movement, work collaboratively with fellow dancers, and turn their thoughts, opinions, and stories into tangible performance pieces that speak to the human experience. Students will participate in modern dance technique classes with fcdc Artistic Director Claire Calalo, as well as learn repertory from fcdc company members, form lasting bonds with fellow dancers, and experience firsthand the uniquely democratic approach to dance-making used by fcdc. Future performance opportunities may be extended to workshop participants.

Join us this summer to discover out how DANCE can create CHANGE!


August 7th, 14th & 21st, from 11am-3pm
Western Sky Studio
2525 Eighth Street, #13A
Berkeley, CA 94710

$60/day, or $110/2 days, or $150/3 days
Space is limited to 10 students per workshop day.
Register here to reserve your spot!

Sample Schedule:
11am – Modern dance technique class & fcdc repertory
12pm – Generating New Movement, composition master class
1pm – Lunch & Creative Conversations
1:30pm – Dancing Our Stories, choreography workshop

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