This popular Festival, now in its 25th year, is a dynamic live platform for dancemakers and dancers to showcase their work and powerfully engages audiences around dance in the Coachella Valley. Exciting original dances in various styles are performed by companies from across the nation with winners announced at the conclusion of each performance. Celebrating dance as an art form, this unique event delivers an exciting variety of new work created by inventive choreographers and performed by extraordinary dancers.


Saturday, November 12, 7pm

Twelve pieces compete for multiple awards and the Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to Toni Basil, multi-award winning performer, choreographer, director, producer, and street dance historian who has been at the vanguard of dance and music for the last thirty years. She remains a true pioneer in the dance world, a visionary and a genuine American treasure.



Seda Aybay/Kybele Dance Theater (Los Angeles, CA)

Aidan Carberry & Jordan Johnson/JA Collective (Los Angeles, CA)

Christina Ghiardi/Nevada Ballet Theatre (Las Vegas, NV)

Lane Gifford/LaneCoArts (New York, NY)

Ye Li (Portland, OR)

Joshua Manculich/WhirlWind Dance Company (Columbus, OH)

Boroka Nagy/Re:born Dance Interactive (Irvine, CA)

Franco Nieto/Open Space Dance (Portland, OR)

Omar Roman De Jesus/Boca Tuya (New York, NY)

Dolly Sfeir (Brooklyn, NY)

Mate Szentes/Ballet Project OC (Huntington Beach, CA)

Dasha Tertova (Aliso Viejo, CA)


Lifetime Achievement Award

Toni Basil



Sunday, November 13, 4pm

Thirteen pieces compete for multiple awards and local students in East Valley Dance Project exhibit original choreography.



Daniel Diniz/Golden State Ballet (San Diego, CA)

Brian Golden (Los Angeles, CA)

Jacob Gutierrez Montoya/Hawkins School of Performing Arts (Folsom, CA)

Seyong Kim/Project SK+A (Kalamazoo, MI)

Taylor Knight/LUX Contemporary (Scottsdale, AZ)

Ye Li (Portland, OR)

Lauren Blair Smith/Lauren Blair Smith Dance Company (Foster City, CA)

Gunta Liepina-Miller/The Premier Ballet School of Orange County (Tustin, CA)

MJ/Innovate Dance Company (New York, NY)

Amy Nakamura/Mt. San Antonio (Walnut, CA)

Shani Robison/Chrysalis Ballet Company (Lehi, UT)

Azuki Umeda/au.thenticity dance co. (Los Angeles, CA)

David & Crystal Zibalese/Dance Creations (Simi Valley, CA)



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