About Panadanza

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Panadanza Dance Company has been established since 2008 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin by artistic director Karlies Kelley, a native of the Republic of Panama. Panadanza is an all women dance ensemble that utilizes live music, singing, acting and colorful folkloric costumes to bring alive the identities of the Caribbean, Central and South America. Panadanza performs and teaches for a wide range of audiences, including Marcus Center of the Performing Arts, Milwaukee Public Schools, Universities of Wisconsin, Public and Private Festivals and provides a wide range of community leadership programs. Panadanza’s mission is to awaken the spirit in all ages through teaching and performing live dances and music of Latin America, helping to build trust, confidence, respect and leadership among all communities.