The Mills Repertory Dance Company (MRDC) exists as an avenue for both initiating and deepening dancers' knowledge of the total performance experience within their Mills College dance education. Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to audition for the MRDC—which is modeled on professional dance companies—and embark on an experience that allows them to become a vibrant element of the Mills' dance tradition Founded in 1941, the renowned Mills Dance Department offers the oldest ongoing dance program in the country. Located in one of the largest dance centers in the United States, Mills is at the heart of a vibrant urban dance community. The longevity of our program and its international reputation are testaments to the quality of instruction and the successful philosophy that guides our curriculum. Mills College offers an intimate and intensely creative environment for dancers, choreographers, and dance scholars to pursue rigorous study in contemporary dance. Through daily studio practice, passionate choreographic inquiry, and challenging seminar courses, our students broaden their knowledge of dance in its myriad facets and are invited to embody that understanding through their creative and intellectual work. For more information on our graduate dance programs and performance opportunities, visit www.mills.edu/dance.