Karen Peterson and Dancers, founded in 1990 as a non-profit organization, is program features adult dancers with and without disabilities who create and perform "mixed-ability" dance as an inclusive art form on a year round basis. It presents excellence in dance through its quality based programs, community performances and educational workshops. The dancers collaborate, research and integrate their personal movement styles and discover an innovative dance language for choreography. The troupe provides a positive role model for the disability community and offers new visual inspiration for traditional dance audiences. The organization commissions and produces the work of dance artists with and without disabilities, promotes and supports international cultural exchange and provides rehearsal rentals and performance opportunities at their home Excello, established in 2002.