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.