Exit12 is Charlie-Mike, Continuing-Mission


EXIT12 is a contemporary dance company committed to creating and performing works of high cultural significance that inspire conversations about world differences and the lasting effects of violence and conflict on communities, families, and individuals. Through movement, we educate audiences about the reality of war, advocate diversity and mutual understanding through cultural exchange, and champion the humanity and dignity of all persons.
EXIT12 supports and advances the notion that art heals and is devoted to serving those who have been touched by conflict by expressing their stories.



Exit12 performances: experiential journalistic choreography.

Exit12's unique approach to public performance enriches audiences with a look into the issues that affect our communities and our world as well the individuals who courageously commit to service and positive change.

Exit12 combines movement, discourse, and multi-media in its performances, allowing audiences accessibility on an individual level. Exit12 designs and supports choreography derived from human experience:  experiential journalistic choreography.

Exit12 has performed at Walter Reed Military Medical Center, West Point Military Academy, Lincoln Center, Stanford University,The Dibden Center For the Arts, The Landon School, Nashoba Regional High School, EKU’s Military Arts Symposium, at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in New York City, and performs yearly on the deck of the USS Intrepid in honor of Memorial Day.  


Repurposing movement; transforming trauma.

Exit12's workshops and programs are designed to bridge cultural gaps through shared movement, transform traumatic experiences into expressive choreographic themes, and inspire participants to push beyond their comfort zones.

Our veteran-civilian movement workshops engage groups in movement creation, self-esteem building, empathy enrichment, and teamwork.

Workshops may lead to a public performance or an informal showing with group participants..


EXIT12's artists are unique in their passion for social impact and are committed to the mission of connecting with the human spirit through art.


EXIT12's artists have performed on the steel deck of the USS Intrepid Air, Sea, and Space Museum, on the concrete stage at Eastern Kentucky University, in front of audiences committed to art and healing at Walter Reed Military Medical Center, for the next generation of leaders at West Point Military Academy, on many stages including Lincoln Center in NYC, and in classrooms and lecture halls of elementary schools, high schools, and universities.


Exit12 Dance Company has been profiled by The Village Voice, The New York Times, CNN, The Daily Beast, NBCUniversal, The National Endowment for the Arts Quarterly Magazing, Pointe Magazine, NPR’s All Things Considered, American Public Media and Reuters.

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