MashUp Contemporary Dance Company believes that dance is a means for building community and exploring ideas that should be accessible to all, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, religion, age, or disability status. Founded in 2010 as a shared artistic leadership model by two women of different backgrounds, artistic styles, races, and socio-economic statuses, the company has always been committed to exploring alternative leadership structures and organizational systems that allow for creative democratization and more voices to be heard. 
Although the female experience and feminist lens drives MashUp’s work, all community members, regardless of gender identity or any other classification, are invited to participate in the company’s programming, for Mashup values the inclusion of many voices towards building empathy, sparking meaningful conversation, increasing understanding, and driving positive change. In its programming, MashUp defines female-identifying to include trans woman, as well as non-binary individuals who identify with feminism.