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Experience KWDP

While there’s no better way to experience Kenneth Walker Dance Project than to attend a live performance, we invite you to browse quotes from many of the dance community’s most respected professionals and critics. We are delighted to share with you here a selection of what others are saying about Kenneth Walker’s choreography.

Kenneth Walker Dance Project’s “Mortgaged Dreams”

KWDP, a contemporary ballet company, premieres new works along with audience favorites for the fifth season in a row. “Mortgaged Dreams” will showcase “Gate” set to the avant-garde music of Italian composer, Mario Salvucci. A new work with music composed for the company by Wes Hambright, Kenneth’s playful “Ease of Euphoria” and the athletic “Focus on the Middle Distance will highlight the evening.

Our Mission

Kenneth Walker Dance Project is a contemporary ballet company dedicated to the expression of the modern condition through the lens of the classical vocabulary.

Donate to KWDP

Every gift counts. Whether large or small, monetary or in-kind, your tax-deductable contribution ensures the survival of KWDP in our community.

Kenneth Walker, Artistic Director

Kenneth Walker is Artistic Director of Kenneth Walker Dance Project (KWDP) and a 2007 Lester Horton Dance Awards Nominee for Outstanding Performance by a Company for its program, Sheer Force of Will.

Candice Davis

Candice Davis trained at Anna Cheselka School of Ballet in Studio City, California, under principal dancers from Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, American Ballet Theatre, and Joffrey Ballet, and with

Kara Fioretti

Kara Fioretti began training in San Antonio, Texas with the Creative Arts Theater School and has performed with many companies including Ballet West, Media City Ballet, The Blakenship Ballet Company, and in ballets such as

Felicia Guzman

Felicia Guzman was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas where she trained at the Vladimir Marek Ballet Academy under Vladimir Marek and Nancy Smith. After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering

Elijah S. Pressman

Elijah Pressman was recently appointed as the new Assistant Artistic Director at South Ballet where he has served many years as Ballet Master and principal dancer.trained at Lauridsen Ballet Centre in Torrance, California. Elijah’s repertoire includes ballets by Robert Kelley, Laurence Blake, Jon Cristofori, Kenneth Walker, William Whitener,

Special Thanks…

To Google, the City of Long Beach, and Arts Council for Long Beach for their generous continued support.  Without their support and yours, KWDP could not continue our mission.

Patronizing and Supporting Dance

The climate that art lives in is a difficult one at best. For years we’ve all dealt with repeated cuts in arts funding for our artists and for arts education by our government. I think it is safe to assume that this course will not be altered soon by either political party. Our European counterparts

Kenneth Walker Dance Project premieres new works for a second season

LOS ANGELES, CA: July 5, 2006 – Kenneth Walker Dance Project (KWDP), a contemporary ballet company based in Southern California, concludes their first national tour by performing at home to present a full evening including the audience favorite Groove Juice and the return of Flesh and Blood at Alva’s Performing Arts Gallery in San Pedro.