3773 Crenshaw Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90016
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Upcoming Performances

Christmas Show

Christmas Show

Deck the halls with dance in Cali! Lula Washington Dance Theatre presents a Christmas show that is guaranteed entertainment for the entire family!  On Saturday, December 7, 2013, at 3pm and 7pm the students will help you kick off the holiday season with dance. Act quickly, as the 3pm show is already sold out! Destination [...]


Kwanzaa 2013

Kwanzaa 2013

Celebrate the Festival of Kwanzaa with three special dance performances at the Lula Washington Dance Theatre in Crenshaw from Friday through Sunday, December 27, 28, 29, 2013!


Lula Washington Tours Russia — Again

Lula Washington Tours Russia — Again

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) returns to Russia Nov. 30 for a 3-week 13-city concert tour. In 2010 the company danced in 18 Russian cities and made fans all across the country. LWDT is holding a Russia preview showing Sat. Nov. 17 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3pm at the LWDT [...]


LWDT gets 9-city Mid-Atlantic Tour

LWDT gets 9-city Mid-Atlantic Tour

Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) will tour to a host of east coast communities in Spring 2013 thanks to funding from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. Each Mid-Atlantic tour engagement will include public concerts, educational performances and community outreach. The Company also has other tour dates in the Spring, including the remainder of our James Irvine [...]


LWDT heading to San Jose Jazz Festival

LWDT heading to San Jose Jazz Festival

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) has been invited to perform at the San Jose Jazz Festival in 2012 with music by drummer Marcus L. Miller and sax player Kamasi Washington. The dance company performs on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at 1 pm. It will be the first time the dance company has appeared in [...]


Spring Touring Follows Kwanzaa Success

Spring Touring Follows Kwanzaa Success

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) sold out the final concert of its two-day Kwanzaa Festival at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center and was forced to turn away ticket buyers. Those who got in the theater, saw a potent concert filled with energy, diversity, and a sense of family and community. The show included a new African-ballet section of Harambee Suite danced on pointe.


Movement With A Meaning

Movement With A Meaning

“Movement With A Meaning,” a new short film by Jim Crum, gives an inside view of the Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) as Lula reconstructed her powerful signature work, “We Wore The Mask.” The film also shows Lula’s work with children in her South Los Angeles dance studio, and includes scenes of LWDT residency activities [...]


LWDT’s Kwanzaa is Moving!

LWDT’s Kwanzaa is Moving!

Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT)’s annual Kwanzaa celebration is moving! The dance company will move its popular holiday concert from its studio on Crenshaw Boulevard to the larger Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, 4718 Washington Blvd., LA CA 90016. The move is being made to accommodate larger crowds. The concerts are set for Thursday and [...]


Venezuela and South LA Dance Ballet

Venezuela and South LA Dance Ballet

In between its Summer tours to China and Brazil, the Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) hosted an international ballet intensive featuring Russian-born Prima Ballerina Tatiana Berenova (who has danced for the Bolshoi and Kirov ballets); Ramon Thielen, a former principal dancer from Dance Theatre of Harlem, and 15 ballet students from Venezuela. These ballet lovers [...]


Rhythm and Roots at the Ford

Rhythm and Roots at the Ford

Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) will join the Keshet Chayim Dance Ensemble; the Agape International Choir; Grammy winner Macy Gray; pioneer female rapper MC Lyte; Israeli song sensation Haral Skaat; and Oprah Winfrey singing discovery Abraham McDonald for an evening of dance and music at the John Anson Ford Amphitheater, Sunday, Aug. 28 at 7:30 [...]


Rhythm and Roots at the Ford

Rhythm and Roots at the Ford

Global Village, which will be danced at the Ford. Photo by Eric McGinnis Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) will join the Keshet Chayim Dance Ensemble; the Agape International Choir; Grammy winner Macy Gray; pioneer female rapper MC Lyte; Israeli song sensation Haral Skaat; and Oprah Winfrey singing discovery Abraham McDonald for an evening of dance [...]


Lula Washington returns to the Ford

Lula Washington returns to the Ford

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre will dance twice at the John Anson Ford Amphitheater this summer following a six year absence. Lula Washington will reprise her 1980′s male duet, “Urban Man” for a Ford performance Saturday, Aug. 6, at 8 pm at the Los Angeles Dance Invitational’s 10th Anniversary concert. Lula presented this work at [...]


Lula Washington Dance Theatre Wins $240,000 Irvine Foundation Grant!

Lula Washington Dance Theatre Wins $240,000 Irvine Foundation Grant!

Josephine Ramirez, of the Irvine Foundation, with LWDT’s Erwin Washington The Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) is proud to announce receipt of a three-year grant for $240,000 from the James Irvine Foundation. The grant will support LWDT to perform in underserved communities throughout California over the next three years with a focus on inland areas [...]


2011 Youth Recital Preparations Underway

2011 Youth Recital Preparations Underway

Planning is underway for this year’s annual Youth Dance Recital which showcases Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) students from the Tiny Tot’s to professionals in the Dance Company. The recital will be held at El Camino College on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 2 pm. The college is located at 16007 Crenshaw Blvd. Torrance, CA [...]


Lula Washington Dance Theatre Tour News

Lula Washington Dance Theatre Tour News

Lula Washington Dance Theatre will spend four weeks in summer 2011 dancing throughout the Henan Province of Central China. The trip is being funded in part by the Cultural Ministry of China; Sias International University; and the US State Department. The tour culminates three years of work and collaboration between LWDT and Chinese officials. LWDT [...]


Lula Washington & Terence Blanchard

Lula Washington & Terence Blanchard

When Lula Washington Dance Theatre and Grammy Award winner Terence Blanchard shared the stage at the Hollywood Bowl last summer, the electricity and synergy were such that both artists were urged to do it again. Well, Lula and Terence are working on doing just that. The two artists have decided to tour and perform together with “Choices”, the project they [...]


Russia, Kwanzaa, IABD — LWDT is Busy

Russia, Kwanzaa, IABD — LWDT is Busy

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre has enjoyed highly successful recent performances at the Hillman Center in Pittsburgh, PA; at the State University of New York at Geneseo; and at Spotlight Lexington in Kentucky – all as part of its 30th Anniversary season. The company heads next to Russia for five and a half weeks of concerts in 22 [...]


LWDT Students dance for Taste of Soul

LWDT Students dance for Taste of Soul

While the Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) travels to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to perform, students from the LWDT school will dance their hearts out at home in the 2010 “Taste of Soul” Festival on Crenshaw Boulevard. The Festival is this Saturday, Oct. 16 all day. Our youth will perform at about 3:30 pm on the stage closest to the [...]


Lula Washington Dance Theatre Performs in Pittsburgh, teaches at August Wilson Center

Lula Washington Dance Theatre Performs in Pittsburgh, teaches at August Wilson Center

Following very successful recent concerts at SUNY Geneseo and in Lexington, Kentucky for Spotlight Lexington, the Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) returns to Pittsburgh, PA for the first time in a decade, with a dance concert on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 7 pm at the Hillman Center for the Performing Arts. The Center is located at the Shady Side [...]


Showcase @ the Western Arts Alliance Annual Conference

Showcase @ the Western Arts Alliance Annual Conference

August 31, 2010 @ the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center Long Beach, CA 90802


Summer Dance Camp Culminating Performances

Summer Dance Camp Culminating Performances

August 21st @ the Lula Washington Dance Theatre Studio 3773 S. Crenshaw Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90016