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Industry-Leading Dance Company in the Caribbean

L’ACADCO – A United Caribbean Dance Force, is widely regarded as Jamaica's leading contemporary dance company. The Company’s membership has included dancers from Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Bermuda, Cuba, Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad & Tobago. These talented dancers represent the best in the Caribbean. In 1978, Jamaican dancer and choreographer, Dr. L’Antoinette Stines, founded Miami’s first Black dance company, L’ACADCO. Returning to Jamaica in 1982 she continued to grow with her company and together they have become dynamic ambassadors for Jamaican culture, through dance, and advocates for its preservation and development.

About Us

Our Mission

To employ dance as a teaching instrument, ensuring growth and development for members of our immediate and wider communities. To promote identity specificity in dance. To present excellent performances both nationally and internationally at events representing Jamaica and the Caribbean. To provide both
theoretical and practical training focusing on inclusion of marginalized students with the intention of preparing them towards viable professions in the performing arts as practitioners and teachers. To be the shining star in every arena and most important to BUILD BRIDGES THROUGH THE ARTS PRESENTING THE HOLISTIC BEAUTY OF JAMAICA AS SPIRIT MIND AND BODY IN ONE HARMONY KNOWING THAT DANCE IS FROM A SPIRITUAL SPACE.


We are L'Antech

L'antech is an eclectic Caribbean contemporary technique (CARIMOD), which synthesizes African influences, Caribbean Folklore and is dominated by Jamaican Afro-Caribbean forms.

Due to the fact that this technique is the synerbridging of opposing and similar retention from the Caribbean and European terpsichorean material  it therefore has the base and stabilizing elements of classical ballet and material.

L'antech teaches the body unity of Body, Mind and Spirit - thus making it very distinctive.

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Artistic Director

Our Artistic Director

Dr. L’Antoinette Stines is a dancer, choreographer, actress, teacher/lecturer, administrator, author and visionary. Creator of L’Antech, a modern contemporary Caribbean Dance Technique, Dr. Stines continues to impact on the direction and future of Caribbean dance. Dr. Stines has a long and varied performing history, which ranges from classical ballet to Yoruba “Orisha” dance. Her dance career began in Jamaica with Alma Mok Yen, continued to the Martha Graham School and finally through to Pepsi Bethel Authentic Jazz Dance Company  and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Regarded as an expert in popular, folkloric Jamaican dance and the development of contemporary dance, Dr. Stines has lectured in Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, and North and South America.

Using L’ACADCO as her canvas, Dr. Stines’ choreographic work is inspired by the virility of her island’s culture and ancestry, the sensuality of its people and the natural mystic in the air. 

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A United Caribbean Dance Force

The Shining Star in Every Arena


Meet The Company

The team of dancers, drummers, and moko- jumbie (stilt walkers) at L'Acadco work hard in order to produce compelling performances for international audiences. We wouldn’t be where we are today if not for their amazing talent and hard work. These are the faces behind the one of the top dance companies in the Caribbean.

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