The L.A. Contemporary Dance Company (LACDC) is a local leader in the Los Angeles performing arts community.  We believe in the transformative power of an artistic experience, and seek to engage, educate, perform for, and connect with all people.  We provide a platform for artists to express their unique voice and cultivate their vision in a safe and supportive space.  This environment enables artists, students and audiences to experiment and grow together as we celebrate our diversity and provide equitable opportunities for people to move and be moved by dance.

LACDC maintains the same pioneering spirit today that drove its founding in 2005 by a pair of young, female entrepreneurs in an arts management class at the University of Southern California. We create opportunities where they previously did not exist with produced and commissioned work. We do this to answer our own call to foster the unique talent of this city, to develop innovative repertory inspired by Los Angeles, and to celebrate the diverse group of artists, students and fans that we consider our family. We value dance as a critical part of L.A.’s cultural identity to be shared around the world. By working with dedicated company members and staff, we demonstrate leadership in our community through the production of professional performances and training programs, and share the gifts of our city on the road as ambassadors of L.A.