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"...the 'it' of the most dynamic dance troupes in the country." — Oregon Public Broadcasting
"...some of the best dancers you will ever see." — Calgary Herald

Northwest Dance Project has established itself as a bold and innovative contemporary dance company performing an all-original repertoire from a select roster of accomplished choreographers as well as the most promising new talents in the field of contemporary dance.

Our company is classically-trained, versatile, daring, incredibly talented and a fearless.

"An impressive distillation of what Slipper has been doing right since she launched the Northwest Dance Project in 2004...the company creates diamonds from dust and sweat...Artistic Director Sarah Slipper's dancers just keep getting better -- sharper, more elastic, more self-assured." — The Oregonian

Northwest Dance Project performs and tours works from our extensive, all-original repertoire, collaborates with contemporary choreographers on new dance creations, and conducts an interactive community youth outreach and community arts program, "Dance Moves".

"virtually flawless" — Portland Tribune

Since 2004, the Northwest Dance Project has fostered the creation of over 170 innovative new creations from Didy Veldman, Luca Veggetti, Sarah Slipper, Cayetano Soto, James Canfield, Patrick Delcroix, Ihsan Rustem, Andrea Miller, Maurice Causey, Wen Wei Wang, Alex Soares, Noam Gagnon, Donald McKayle, Alejandro Cerrudo, Aszure Barton, Lucas Crandall, Benoit-Swan Pouffer, Paul Vasterling, Edgar Zendejas, Lauri Stallings, Gregory Dolbashian, André Mesquita, Pedro Dias, Loni Landon, Carla Mann, Minh Tran, Tracey Durbin, James Gregg, Danielle Agami, Yin Yue, Jirí Pokorný, and many, many more.

"...changing the way dance is created." — Dance International Magazine

Winner: 2011 Sadler's Wells Global Dance Contest
Winner: 2011 Hannover Choreographic Festival
Winner: Princess Grace Award - 2010 + 2012 + 2014

" of the hottest dance companies in America." — Portland Stage Reviews


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