In 1975 Krissy Keefer co-founded her first dance company The Wallflower Order whose mission statement was to provide an expanded artistic landscape as it related to women in the 20th century. Following in the footsteps of Martha Graham and Isadora Duncan, women whose very lives and unique identities shaped American dance, the founders of The Wallflower Order created the first dance company that was specific in theme and content relating to women's issues. Working with feminist production companies, political groups and women's sevice organizations, the company made an enormous contribution to the cultural comminity of the North American women's movement, giving artistic expression to the issues of political and social justice that brought us together.
While the Wallflower Order was eventually able to harner respect and attention from the established dance comminity, and even acheived a modest level of mainstream success, the company's primary audience and support overwhelmingly came from the women's community and from women themselves. In many ways, The Wallflower Order's socially relevant work set the stage for the battle cry of the late 1980's and early 1990's to unite comminity with art.