L.A. Dance Project (LADP) expands the boundaries of dance as an art form and redefines how we interact and relate with movement in the modern world. Informed by collaborative partnerships with traditional and emerging artists, performance work, commissions, residencies, and community programming, our project is to inspire, create, educate and change perspectives through the accessible and transformative power of dance in Los Angeles and around the world. L.A. Dance Project (LADP) was founded in 2012 under the direction of former New York City Ballet principal dancer and celebrated choreographer Benjamin Millepied. Mr. Millepied chose Los Angeles because the city inspired him with its rich history of creativity and artistic freedom. In October 2017 LADP opened the doors to its new home in the downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District. This significant move allowed LADP to present regularly, including the groundbreaking L.A. Dances Festival in 2019, keep ticket prices accessible and affordable, and launch an array of new programs and initiatives including artistic residencies, choreographic commissions, a summer dance intensive in partnership with The Gabriella Foundation, a studio rentals program, public classes and workshops, and other special events. In 2020, LADP launched an original digital dance platform, delivering dance driven fitness classes, art driven content, and premieres of new works to a global virtual audience.
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