Western Dance Project
WMU's touring dance company, Western Dance Project, brings students from the classroom to the community.
Western Dance Project (WDP) is a touring dance company that provides a professional dance experience for students who are passionate about performing and further developing their craft as a dancer. The company is comprised of a select group of auditioned dancers. Throughout the year, there are touring performance opportunities locally and nationally, guest artist residencies and masterclasses, as well as community outreach in schools throughout Michigan. The WDP ensemble cultivates artistry, builds resilience and prepares dancers for the professional field.
GUEST ARTISTS INCLUDE: Kiki Lucas, Penny Saunders, Joshua Manculich, Brian Enos, Christian Denice, Alivia Schaffer, Katarzyna Skarpetowska, Jackie Nowicki, Monique Haley, Eddie Ocampo, Autumn Eckman, Seyong Kim, Jeremy Blair, Catera Burgess, Jonathan Jackson
Any current dance major may audition for WDP in the spring semester for the following year’s cast. Students must have sophomore standing to begin work with the company in the fall.
If you would like to schedule Western Dance Project or receive more information about the company, please fill out this brief form and director Kelsey Paschich will be in touch!