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  • Lula Washington Dance Theatre
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  • Lula Washington Dance Theatre
  • Lula Washington Dance Theatre
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The Lula Washington Contemporary Dance Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax exempt non-profit organization founded in 1980 by Lula and Erwin Washington to provide a creative outlet for minority dance artists in South Los Angeles. The founding mission is to build a world class contemporary modern dance company that travels worldwide with contemporary modern dance works that reflect African-American history and culture. Our education mission is to create a school in the inner city where young people can learn the art of dance, launch careers in dance, and where dance is used to motivate, educate, inspire, challenge and enrich the lives of young people so they can become successful, productive and competitive citizens. Read more »

News & Updates

Dance News

Lula Washington Hosts 30th Anniversary IABD Conference in Los Angeles in 2018
Lula Washington Hosts 30th Anniversary IABD Conference in Los Angeles in 2018

Hosted by: Lula Washington Dance Theatre When: January 23-28 2018 Where: Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles hotel For the fourth time, the Lula Wa [...]

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Dance Company

The Company is Going to Reno
The Company is Going to Reno

Lula Washington Dance Theatre has started rehearsals for its week-long residency, October 29-November 2, at the University of Nevada, Reno.  [...]

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Dance School

Ex-Lead Soloist of the Royal Ballet Taught at LWDT this Summer
Ex-Lead Soloist of the Royal Ballet Taught at LWDT this Summer

We just wrapped up our six-week summer programs, including Creative Expressions Dance Camp, Youth and Teen/Adult Intensives. Creative Expres [...]

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Youth Dancing

LWDT Student Competes in National ACT-SO Finals
LWDT Student Competes in National ACT-SO Finals

We are so proud of Ava Marie Easter, Lula Washington Dance Theatre, (LWDT) student, and member of our Youth Dance Ensemble, for competing at [...]

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Press

LWDT Company Dancers Perform at Danny Glover’s Birthday
LWDT Company Dancers Perform at Danny Glover’s Birthday

Members of the Lula Washington Dance Theatre Company performed at actor Danny Glover’s birthday party in July 2017. Mr. Glover’s bir [...]

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