History of the Troupe
Lincoln University Dance Troupe was founded in 1976 by Theressa Ferguson. The Company, as it is often called, has ranged in size from as few as five members, to as many as fifteen. Lincoln University Troupe has earned respect both in and out of state for their performances. The style of dance is versatile; it includes, but is not limited to, ballet, modern, jazz, lyrical and spiritual. Membership in the company is by audition but prior experience is not necessary.
The dance company has performed in a variety of locations, to include: Freeport, Jamaica; Chicago, Illinois; Washington, D.C; Greensboro, North Carolina; and Kansas City, and St. Louis, Missouri. They have performed for the Jefferson City community, state representatives and state agencies. For the culminating event, the Company performs its annual concert in April of every year.
In 2008, Lincoln University Dance Troupe had the privilege of hosting the 27th Annual Black College Dance Exchange.
This year will be 36 years of uninterrupted concert. Passion, dedication, and commitment drive the Troupe.