Performing Arts LLC


The Performing Arts LLC is open to Peck School of the Arts students who are pursuing a major or minor in Dance, Music, and/or Theatre.


To give students the opportunity to explore the dance, music, and theatre culture of Milwaukee while connecting with fellow students and supplementing classroom information.

Picture Yourself

  • Attending dance performances and other artistic events on campus and off, including behind-the-scenes activities such as choreographer and artist talkbacks and dress rehearsals
  • Attending various concerts including the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Music Milwaukee, Present Music, Unruly Music, and the Florentine Opera
  • Visiting theatres and galleries from UWM’s Inova to neighborhood and downtown venues
  • Creating friendships that support developing artists like yourself

Required Courses (minimum one course out of the three listed)

Dance Music Theatre
DANCE 113: Modern Dance Technique (3 credits) MUSIC 106: Foundations in Music (1 or 0 credits) THEATRE 305: The Theatre Experience (3 credits)

In Their Own Words

Dance Music Theatre
Dani Kuepper, LLC Instructor:
“I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to get to know the Dance Foundations LLC students outside of the classroom walls. I’m happy to help them get acclimated to a new environment and assist them in navigating around the city to different art venues. But I also have the opportunity to become a better teacher as a result. I firmly believe that the better you understand and relate to your students – the bigger impact you may have on them”
Eli King, LLC RA 2015-16:
“The most difficult part of studying music professionally is adjusting to the culture. And that can’t be taught in a classroom–it has to be lived. The Community provides a context in which students can define, develop, and discover what it means, and what it takes, to be a successful musician.”
Tyler Danhaus, Theatre Alumnus:
“Being a part of an LLC allowed me to meet people and do things that I otherwise would not have had the opportunity to do. My LLC experience allowed me to create friendships that have lasted throughout my college career and will definitely continue after I graduate.”


Dance Music Theatre
Dani Kuepper
(414) 229-2571
James Burmeister
(414) 793-5956
Ralph Janes
(414) 651-2916