280 E. Lincoln Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92805
United States
Professional Companies
Description

Anaheim Ballet's mission is to enlighten and entertain audiences with classically rooted programming and contemporary presentation. Anaheim Ballet provides quality performances to audiences of balletomanes as well as novice ballet-goers and acts as a haven to talented Southern California artists and as a magnet to international talents.

Anaheim Ballet's Educational Outreach and Scholarship STEP UP! program is committed to the promotion of classical ballet and providing its numerous benefits to those otherwise not able to receive them.

3773 Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
United States
Professional Companies
Description

The Lula Washington Contemporary Dance Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax exempt non-profit organization founded in 1980 by Lula and Erwin Washington to provide a creative outlet for minority dance artists in South Los Angeles. The founding mission is to build a world class contemporary modern dance company that travels worldwide with contemporary modern dance works that reflect African-American history and culture. Our education mission is to create a school in the inner city where young people can learn the art of dance, launch careers in dance, and where dance is used to motivate, educate, inspire, challenge and enrich the lives of young people so they can become successful, productive and competitive citizens.

LA Contemporary Dance Company
4470 W. Sunset Blvd#553
#553
Los Angeles, CA 90027
United States
Professional Companies
Description

The L.A. Contemporary Dance Company began as a business plan in an arts management class at the University of Southern California. Michelle Mierz (Executive Director), then an entrepreneurial business major in the Marshall School of Business, and Kate Hutter (Artistic Director), a Theatrical Design major and independent choreographer studying in the School of Theatre, were paired to prepare a final project; a non-profit dance company serving the Los Angeles area. With the plan drafted and a passionate team to support it, the project grew to become the realized dream that it is today. While pursuing their independent career paths and further education, these young entrepreneurs were laying the foundation for LACDC to take root in its first season, fall 2006. The successful reception of The Reveal, the company’s debut concert at Highways Performance Space in July 2005, took them to the next level of making their business plan a reality and producing dance as L.A.’s newest resident dance company, LACDC.

LA Unbound
Los Angeles, CA
United States
Professional Companies
Description

LA Unbound was founded in August 2007 by Elizabeth Tramontozzi and Betsy Uhler, both former members of IC Unbound, the student dance company of Ithaca College. As dancers and choreographers, they were seeking a similar non-competitive setting in which to continue their dance training and to satisfy their performance aspirations. As quickly as LA Unbound was founded, like-minded dancers from an array of different backgrounds all united to collaborate, create and perform.

Regina Klenjoski Dance Company
P.O. Box 7732
Long Beach, CA 90807
United States
Professional Companies
Description

Regina Klenjoski Dance Company is a contemporary dance company based in Long Beach, CA delivering provacative dance theater and award winning education programs. “Regina Klenjoski (is one) of the most active and ambitious dance makers leading Southland contemporary companies”-Lewis Segal, Los Angeles Times. “A dynamic, graceful and indefatigable presence”- Victoria Looseleaf, Los Angeles Times.Mission

RKDC’s mission is to promote the understanding of and to create a passion for the art of contemporary dance, making it accessible to both seasoned and new audiences. Through the vision of Artistic Director Regina Klenjoski, the company creates original dance works that feature collaborations with cutting-edge composers and theatrical artists. RKDC is dedicated to bridging the gap between artist and community by engaging the public into dance and dialogue through classes, workshops and performances. RKDC promotes the value of modern dance in the community of arts education.

Luminario Ballet of Los Angeles
PO Box 252122
Los Angeles, CA 90025-9998
United States
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Description

Luminario Ballet of Los Angeles splashed down in June 2009 at it's breakout show at the Avalon Hollywood.

The excitement of a hot, world class ballet group combined with contemporary and aerial makes Luminario Ballet a perfect fit for today's dance audience, circus audience, and sports lovers.

Luminario Ballet of Los Angeles performs contemporary and classical ballet en pointe, modern dance and aerial ballet a la Cirque du Soleil. Representing the vibrant, diverse population of SoCal, Luminario Ballet performs full-length repertory as well as guest spots and commissioned choreography.

Choreographers in repertory include Michael Smuin (San Francisco Ballet; Smuin Ballet), Bella Lewitzky (Lewitzky Dance Co), Jamal Story (Complexions NYC; Cher), Josie Walsh, Alexandre Magno (So You Think You Can Dance; Madonna), Stefan Wenta (Wenta Ballet) and Judith FLEX Helle (Aerial ballet spectacular LedZAerial*).

Luminario shows its excellence and versatility, creating a high energy and emotional experience.

We are 14 gorgeous dancers: our fabulous men, ballerinas, and some of the industry's finest aerialists!
Our members have guest stars joining us to support us frequently.

P.O. Box 5890
Orange, CA 92863
United States
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Description

Artistic Director Jennifer Backhaus formed Backhausdance in January of 2003. The company is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit corporation with the mission to create excellent art and expose and educate the community about the relevance and vitality of concert dance. The company currently consists of eight dancers, two of whom are original members.

5900 Wilshire BoulevardSuite 100 E
Suite 100 E
Los Angeles, CA 90036
United States
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Description

We produce original contemporary classical ballets in Los Angeles, California- works that are built upon the foundation of classical ballet, and which extend the art into our own time.

We also present masterworks of 20th century dance- works which laid the foundation of ballet as a musical art form and set the stage for the 21st century.