YCP is a choreographic mentorship program for teens. We are committed to promoting self-expression, empowerment and leadership skills to young dancers. Young Choreographers Project started by partnering with inner-city dance programs to provide students with an 8-week choreography and mentoring program. YCP is expanding to offer similar mentorship and choreography instruction to youth all over Southern California and beyond. We offer workshops, intensives, residencies in addition to the original 8-week program.
One of the most important components of the YCP program is the mentoring our students receive from professional choreographers and dancers who have mastered their technique an have already found their creative voices. YCP prides its self in being able to connect the professional dance community with students still learning. This connection allows professionals to give back and make a positive impact in the lives of the next generation of professional dancers and choreographers. Young Choreography Project Mentors often walk away from the experience having a deeper understanding of their own creative processes and a strong sense of accomplishment and contribution.