The Makers Lab

The Makers Lab is an artist in residency program created by Indianapolis Movement Arts Collective in 2017 to serve as an incubator of ideas where emerging and/or seasoned local dance makers are provided with space and time to create and take risks in a mutually supportive environment.

If you are interested in learning more or would like to apply, please email Indianapolis Movement Arts Collective at

Bethany Wells Bak

April – June, 2019

Photo Credit: Faith Cohen Photography


Bethany Wells Bak, Director of Movement Education for IMAC, returns to The Makers Lab this spring to create a new piece for the 6th installment of Flourish – A Modern Dance Showcase, happening at The White Rabbit Cabaret on June 21st and 22nd.

Crossroads Dance Indy

March – June, 2019

September – October, 2018

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We welcome Crossroads Dance Indy back to The Makers Lab this March for a four-month dance-making residency as they prepare for this year’s IndyFringe Festival. Crossroads Dance Indy was founded in May 2015 when a group of Indianapolis-based dance artists came together to create artistic opportunities and outlets for inspired creativity. The mission of Crossroads Dance Indy is to establish community connections and impact local society through evolving artistic collaborations and works. We are elated to have Crossroads’ creative energy in our space and look forward to seeing the fruits of their residency.

Lauren Gendron

August 2018


The Makers Lab is currently supporting Lauren as she explores the connection between artists of differing mediums. This project will manifest as a series of videos featuring public art work in Indianapolis and dancers from South-Central Indiana. This aim is to challenge ourselves as dancers and choreographers to produce and perform, to collaborate with digital artists and traditional artists, and to bring further awareness to the tangible aspects of the vibrant art scene in Indianapolis and surrounding areas.

Elisha Movement Christian Dance Company

September 2017 – June 2018


The Makers Lab supported Elisha Movement Christian Dance Company’s during the creation of its first evening length work Lilly of the Valley, performed at IndyFringe in 2017.


Bethany Wells Bak

January – June, 2017

Photo Credit: Charles Borowicz

The Makers Lab supported Bethany Wells Bak during her creative process for a new dance work Untitled (for the Roses) that was presented at RESPONSE in Memphis, TN and Flourish: A Modern Dance Showcase in Indianapolis in 2017.