behind the barre


Richard Smith

Ember de Boer

“Solar Flaire”

Capital Dance Project (CDP) is an independent collective of professional dancers whose mission is to uplift the spirit of Sacramento through the production of diverse and inclusive performing arts experiences. CDP fulfills its purpose by providing a platform for CDP artists to premiere their original works, collaborate with local artists and musicians, and by providing employment opportunities to dancers who come from all over the world but call Sacramento home.

CDP represent the fulfillment of the dancers’ longtime dream of creating a uniquely dancer-run company in which they harness their entrepreneurial spirit and connect and engage with their community by providing inclusive and accessible arts experiences.

Melvin Gonzales

Living In

San Francisco, CA