BIODANCE is a contemporary repertory company based in Rochester, NY, directed by Missy Pfohl Smith, who also directs the Institute for the Performing Arts and the Program of Dance and Movement at University of Rochester.  The work of BIODANCE has toured internationally and has been called “Gorgeous…astonishing…exceptional” and “a brilliantly crafted world of beauty, melody and calmness.”  The company collaborates with multi-disciplinary artists and performs the work of recognized choreographers including Smith, Heidi Latsky, Bill Evans, Randy James, Ivy Baldwin, D. Chase Angier and more. Exploring social, political and environmental issues through its works, BIODANCE has created various site-specific works including two shows, crafted for a 4 story planetarium in collaboration with a media artist, dancers, musicians, vocalists and a visual artist. BIODANCE interacts with its community members in a variety of ways through performances, benefit concerts, limited mobility dance classes for senior citizens, interactive lecture-demonstrations and more! The company is dedicated to dance education and sharing the many facets of contemporary dance and collaborative arts with a wide audience through traditional and alternative performance venues.


Missy Pfohl Smith,
Artistic Director and Choreographer
[email protected]
42 Mill Valley Rd. Pittsford, NY 14534

BIODANCE Board of Directors

Danielle Fraenkel · W. Michelle Harris · Missy Pfohl Smith · Steven Smith · Stuart Tsubota

BIODANCE Advisory Board

Randy James · Susannah Newman · Cynthia Williams