The mission of the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago is to develop critically conscious dance artists who are prepared to advance the field of dance through a multitude of career pathways and serve as agents of change in their communities. Our pluralistic curriculum focuses on Afro-Diaspora and European-derived forms and situates embodied training in conversation with theory, creative process, pedagogy, technology, and dance science applications. The Dance Center connects students, the college, and the community to a diverse array of cutting-edge contemporary artists, choreography, and dance making practices through the Dance Presenting Series (DPS). DPS supports our academic curriculum in the ongoing interrogation of privileging one form over another while blurring delineations and examining intersections. The diverse cultures and experiences of students, faculty, and staff are honored in the co-creation of knowledge, valuing the many ways of being in and expressing through the body. This serves as a primary means of self-discovery, understanding of others, and advancing an anti-racist, equitable, and just society.