“Visceral Dance Chicago breathes life into the Chicago arts community...." 

-(Chicago Stage Standard)


Founded in 2013 by Artistic Director Nick Pupillo, Visceral Dance Chicago is a contemporary dance company dedicated to a bold and progressive world of movement which continues to challenge audience's expectations.


Since inception, the company has developed a diverse and respected repertoire by new emerging voices and distinguished, world renowned choreographers. Visceral Dance Chicago has been named one of Dance Magazine's 25 to Watch, recognizing the company's accomplishments and potential in the national community.


Visceral Dance Chicago breathes life into the Chicago arts community with their ability to intertwine complex human emotions with the raw beauty of dance and physical movement." (Chicago Stage Standard)


Our Mission

To create work that is meaningful and powerful, that confronts us and connects us in a transformative way.

 To this end, Visceral is constantly pursuing a deeper focus of intent that will transcend into the next step of contemporary dance. Not only is Visceral focused on execution of tremendous technique, but also on exploring the genuine and real quality of the human being through the dancer. This extra layer of internal instinct makes us stand out from other companies in Chicago.


We strongly believe in creating personal connections to our diverse audiences, choreographers, and with other artists we share the stage.

“Such an astounding ability to communicate the inner-workings of the human soul…It is a rare gift to be able to speak to and command an entire room without physically saying a word and for that Visceral Dance Chicago should be commended”