About Us

Wisconsin Arts Board Review Panel

Led by Founder/Artistic Director Debra Loewen, Wild Space Dance Company has intrigued audiences for three decades. Known for site-specific works and artistic collaborations, Wild Space takes audiences on adventures through built and natural landscapes, visual art, history and the human condition through wry humor, clever choreography and emotionally-charged dance.

Wild Space Dance Company's mission is to expand the audience for contemporary dance through performance and outreach programs in the greater Milwaukee area and throughout southeastern Wisconsin, reaching diverse communities.

Loewen and the company are critically acclaimed and have been cited among the city's top ten performances of the year by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Recent performances have featured collaborations with nationally acclaimed photographer Tom Bamberger, Duo d'Entre Deux, local composer Tim Russell, the Lynden Scultpure Garden, the Milwaukee Art Museum and UW-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts. Wild Space has performed in Minneapolis, Chicago, New York, and throughout southeastern Wisconsin. International touring has included performances and teaching in Japan and South Korea.

An affiliate of the United Performing Arts Fund, Wild Space is a company-in-residence at Lincoln Center Middle School of the Arts.

For more information, call Wild Space at 414/271-0307 or email at info@wildspacedance.org.

2018 - 2019 Board of Directors

Jean Novy
Community Volunteer

Vice President
Lisa M. Lawless
Husch Blackwell LLP

Tricia Knight
RitzHolman CPAs
Joy Peot-Shields
Peot-Shields Architecture
Nic Bernstein
Onlight, Inc.
Meghan DeMore
Foley & Lardner, LLP
Paula Gallarino
Freelance Production Designer
Daniel Grego, PhD
TransCenter for Youth
Anne Hamilton, PhD

Allison Kaminsky

Julie Kerksick
Public Policy Institute
Yeng Vang-Strath
Bruce Guadalupe School



Artistic Director
Debra Loewen

Managing Director
Sheri Urban