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KWDP presents: Little by little, AKA Poco a Poco

LOS ANGELES, CA:  July 5, 2011— Kenneth Walker Dance Project (KWDP), a contemporary ballet company, premieres new work along with audience favorites for the seventh season in a row in an evening entitled “Little by Little, AKA Poco a Poco” one night only on Saturday, August 13, 2011, 7:30 pm at Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theatre, California State University Long Beach, 6200 East Atherton, Street, Long Beach CA 90840. Tickets are $13 presale, $18 at the door, $10 for students/seniors/DRC Members. All purchases at the door are cash/check only. DRC, student, and senior tickets, please contact us for a discount code at ken@kennethwalkerdanceproject.org. Tickets are available at www.kennethwalkerdanceproject.org/tickets. Read more

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

Kenneth Walker, Artistic Director

Kenneth Walker

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. Read more

Diane Cheeseman

Diane Chesseman began dancing at age three in a Los Angeles preschool.   She continued her training around the country including the Kirov Academy in Washington D.C., International School of Classical Ballet in Seattle, Washington and The Ailey School and Broadway Dance Center in New York City. Read more

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 Read more

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 Read more

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 Read more

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, Read more

Jeanine Ryan

Jeanine Ryan began her ballet training with the Chico Community Ballet under Deborah Jorritsma and Catherine Sullivan-Sturgeon. During this time, she performed various roles including Titania in Balanchine’s Read more

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.

Kenneth Walker Dance Project 4th Season Premieres in San Pedro

LOS ANGELES, CA: July 25, 2008 – Kenneth Walker Dance Project (KWDP), a contemporary ballet company and Lester Horton Award nominee, based in Southern California, premieres new works along with audience favorites for the fourth season in a row. Read more

Kenneth Walker Dance Project premieres new works in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA: July 7, 2008 – Kenneth Walker Dance Project (KWDP), a contemporary ballet company and Lester Horton Award nominee, based in Southern California, premieres new works along with audience favorites for the fourth season in a row Read more

Kenneth Walker Dance Project nominated for Lester Horton Award

LOS ANGELES, CA: March 1, 2008 – Kenneth Walker Dance Project (KWDP), a contemporary ballet company based in southern California has been nominated for the prestigious Lester Horton Dance Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Performance by a Company Read more

Kenneth Walker Dance Project appears in New York City

LOS ANGELES , CA : August 7th, 2007 – Kenneth Walker Dance Project (KWDP), a contemporary ballet company based in Southern California has been selected by the American Dance Guild to perform Focus on the Middle Distance, Thursday September 6th, 2007, 8:00 pm, Read more

Kenneth Walker Dance Project Premieres “Sheer Force of Will”

LOS ANGELES, CA: July 30th, 2007 – Kenneth Walker Dance Project (KWDP), a contemporary ballet company based in Southern California, premieres new works in Los Angeles on Friday, August 31st and Saturday, September 1st, both at 8:00 pm at the Diavolo Dance Space, Read more

Kenneth Walker Dance Project returns to Piccolo Spoleto for a 2nd season

LOS ANGELES, CA: May 14, 2007 – Kenneth Walker Dance Project (KWDP), a contemporary ballet company based in Southern California, returns to the prestigious Piccolo Spoleto festival in Charleston, South Carolina for the second time in as many years. Read more

Kenneth Walker Dance Project Showcases Highlights at a Gala Performance

LOS ANGELES, CA: January 1, 2007 – Kenneth Walker Dance Project, a contemporary ballet company based in Southern California, kicks off its 3rd season with a Gala performance. Experience highlights of the company’s best solos and duets including Someday, Maybe, Forever Read more

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. Read more