Capital Dance Project

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$7,500 Goal

Launched in 2015, Capital Dance Project (CDP) is an independent collective of professional dancers with a mission to uplift the spirit of the Sacramento community through innovative, collaborative, and inclusive performing arts experiences.  CDP fulfills its mission by providing a platform for its resident choreographers to create world premiere works in collaboration with local visual artists and musicians, and by making dance accessible to everyone through community outreach and engagement.  CDP represents the fulfillment of its founding members' shared dream to create a uniquely dancer-run company, providing employment for professional dancers and choreographers, as well as the opportunity to develop skillsets in all areas of running the project beyond the stage.

As an entirely dancer-run, 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.

Giving Activity


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 10th anniversary edition of Sacramento's favorite Behind the Barre series. The performances will be held in Sacramento in Summer 2024. 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 ten years, these talented artists have created 325 costumes for Behind the Barre performances. CDP seeks funding to cover fabric, supplies, and labor costs.

Equity Statement

Capital Dance Project is proud to uphold the outlined equity statement of our fiscal sponsor and community partner, Empire Arts Collective:

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) is part of our core principles. Our organization recognizes the reality that cultural biases and systemic racism impact communities of color in the Sacramento area, and beyond, and it is part of our ongoing goals to dismantle those systems through racially-equitable practices.

We look for creative ways to rethink systems and policies to better serve and support communities of color whenever possible and are in an ongoing process of examining and questioning the practices that have been traditionally deemed “professional,” which have been part of the oppression of marginalized communities, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC).

As we create our events, programs, and collective projects, we continuously strive to provide an inclusive, accessible environment with a low barrier to entry for anyone interested in experiencing the beauty and joy of the performing arts.

We hope to continue and expand our focus on creating works that are open and welcoming to adults of every age, ethnicity, race, color, religious background, nationality, ability, gender identity, and sexual identity.

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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