The only ballet company of its kind in the nation, Chamber Dance Project brings together outstanding professional dancers and musicians, who together perform contemporary works in intimate settings – not only with live music, but with the musicians onstage. Each spring, eight dancers from nationally recognized ballet companies dedicate their off season to CDP, collaborating with guest musicians and the company’s own string quartet, all under the guidance of award-winning choreographer Diane Coburn Bruning. Community engagement is center stage: partnering social service agencies have access to free open rehearsals in the studio, and CDP annually donates to them 100 summer performance tickets. Audio description for visually-impaired audience members and free performances ensure broader access to the arts. CDP offers heightened artistic experiences to more than 2,000 audience members each year. You can be part of the creative process.

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Awards & Recognition

We have received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Clark Winchcole Foundation, Nora Roberts Foundation, the Share Fund among others. Our corporate sponsors are KPMG, Morgan Stanley, Metro Office, Macy's and Northwestern Mutual.


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Budget (FY2016)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • The current budget for Chamber Dance Project, dancers & musicians is: Less than $500k

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