Western Dance Project

WMU's touring dance company, Western Dance Project, brings students from the classroom to the community.

  • Performance of "Rekenen"

    Rekenen, choreographed by Liv Schaffer.

  • Performance of Brain Enos's "Diphthong"

    Diphthong, choroegraphed by Brian Enos

  • Performance of "It's the Storm in Me"

    It's the Storm in Me, choreographed by Joshua Manculich.

 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.

Contact us!

Contact us!

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!