General operating support was provided to Northwest Dance Project through Miller Foundation's Operating Support Initiative
Founded in 2005, NW Dance Project has generated 300 new contemporary dance works through commissions since inception. Choreographers from all over the world have created innovative performance and contemporary dance works in partnership with NW Dance Project.
“a laboratory, factory and repository for risk-taking new works from the next generation of choreographers from Europe and North America.”
- Dance International Magazine
Headquartered in a converted northeast Portland warehouse, the organization also takes the art of dance outside of the theatres and studios and into community. Community outreach initiatives include professional dance performances in unexpected locations and employs teaching artists to lead Dance Moves, a program teaching dance skills and creative exploration to at-risk youth.