Hysterica Dance Company

Hysterica Dance Co. emerged out of the late 90s and has become a creative, consistently prolific, and invigorating force in the Los Angeles dance community. Hysterica’s artistic director, Kitty McNamee, also works extensively in the theatrical and commercial worlds. She has brought her passion and originality to LA Ballet, LA Opera and LA Philharmonic, videos, live events, tv and film.. As the entertainment industry has evolved, the demand for Kitty's unique aesthetic has risen. Currently operating as a pick-up company, Hysterica members can be seen in mainstream commercial projects under the direction of Kitty.


Hysterica Dance Co. has performed extensively in the Southland and nationally at the Joyce Soho (dancenow/NYC), the Manhattan School of Music, d.u.m.b.o. dance festival NY, WHITE WAVE Performance Space NY, and at Helm’s Fine Arts Center in Austin, TX. Recent performances include the GETTY CENTER for Dance Camera West, Disney Hall with the LA PHILHARMONIC, The Harris Theater with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, MUSE/IQUE at A Noise Within, studio @ REDCAT, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Ford Amphitheatre, LACMA, Highways Performance Space, Brand Library, Alex Theater, Sushi Performance and Visual Art Gallery in San Diego, James Armstrong Theater, Cal State Northridge and the Choreography Under the Stars Festival in Palm Springs. The company has been featured in articles in Dance Magazine, Dance Spirit Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, The Los Angeles Daily News, Coast Magazine, Daily Candy, New York Magazine and Frontiers, and has been a top ten pick in Los Angeles Magazine. Hysterica Dance Co. was nominated for a Lester Horton Award for ‘Best Performance by a Company” for their July 2002 performance of “Sticks & Stones” at the Ford Amphitheatre and again for their performance in “Split” in April 2005 and “Rapture” in 2007.

Hysterica is generously supported by 

LA County Arts Commission

and EDGE Performing Arts Center