In 1978, Windfall Dancers was founded as a modern dance collective under the direction of Debra Knapp. She and three others, Liz Monnier, Cindy Clark (Brain), and Jackie Shilling (Pullano), presented their first concert in 1977. Windfall Dancers became incorporated as a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization the following year. The company was founded on the principles of creative exploration in movement, and worked to cultivate a thriving dance community in Bloomington. As part of this mission, the Windfall School of Dance was also formed in 1978. Throughout its history, classes have been taught in all types of dance and styles of movement.
Windfall Dancers’ programming continues to be extremely diverse, not only serving a wide distribution of ages, but also attracting audiences of varying artistic sensibilities. Currently, Windfall Dancers performs several times each year in a variety of venues.
Windfall’s goal is to continue to be an integral part of Bloomington’s artistic community. We strive to continue the artistic principles of our founders, focusing on artistic development and creativity. We are committed to providing an environment for creative expression, and to advocate and support the exploration and knowledge of dance through our educational and outreach programs.
Windfall Dancers seeks to ignite a passion for dance in the community by providing quality instruction, engaging performances, innovative community outreach, and an environment for creative expression.