Capital Dance Project

47 donors

92% complete

$7,500 Goal

Capital Dance Project is a collective of professional ballet dancers in the Sacramento area. Founded in 2015, these dancers came together with the express purpose of creating new and innovative dance performances. To that end, CDP produces performances during the summer months which highlight innovation and collaboration. CDP has collaborated with local visual artists, poets, musicians, and graphic designers, just to name a few, creating world-premiere ballets that can only be seen in Sacramento. Additionally, in an effort to make dance more accessible to underserved communities, CDP has donated tickets to various youth organizations and local schools. 

CDP is entirely dancer-run, meaning that everything from choreographing the ballets, to marketing the shows, to booking the theater is done by the dancers themselves. This provides the dancers with a unique opportunity to explore new ideas, exercise their entrepreneurial spirits, and challenge their creativity by allowing them to have their hand in every aspect of the creation process. The dancers can steer the direction of the company, develop new skills, and ultimately be completely in charge of seeing their vision for their art and for their community come to life.

CDP is proud to be fiscally sponsored by Empire Arts Collective.


Capital Dance Project (CDP) is an independent collective of professional dancers with a mission to uplift the spirit of the Sacramento community through inclusive, innovative, and collaborative performing arts experiences.


Capital Dance Project is committed to providing competitive wages for local artists. CDP aims to raise sufficient funds to continue to support local dancers and artists and help them share their talents and vision with their community.

CDP seeks funding to present its 8th edition of Sacramento's favorite Behind the Barre series. The performances will be held in Sacramento in Summer 2023. CDP is thrilled to bring together local artists, dancers, and choreographers thanks to the support of our community.

CDP seeks funding to continue its Behind the Barre outreach efforts to make dance accessible to everyone in the Sacramento community.

CDP seeks in-kind donations including advertisements in print, television, radio, and on social media.

CDP's wardrobe department consists of CDP's own dancers who are passionate about pursuing costume design. Over the last nine years, these talented artists have created 325 costumes for Behind the Barre performances. CDP seeks funding to cover fabric, supplies, and labor costs.

Organization Data


Organization name

Capital Dance Project

other names


Year Established


Mission Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Operating Budget

$50,001 - $100,000

Organization Need

Funding: Other, In-Kind Donations

Demographics Served

Youth & Children, Low-income individuals/families, General population

Local Counties Served



PO Box 161815
Sacramento, CA 95816

Service areas

Sacramento, CA, US



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