Choreographers Scholarship Program

We are so excited to launch our brand new Choreographers Scholarship Program this spring, sponsored by one of our favorite rehearsal and performance spaces, Silverlake’s Studio A Dance.

For quite some time, it has been a major goal of LA Unbound to assist our choreographers in finding free or discounted rehearsal space, since studio rentals can be very costly in Los Angeles. A typical studio rental is anywhere from $20-$40 per hour, and with some of our dances rehearsing 10 or more hours, this is an expense that can add up quickly.

With the commencement of our Choreographers Scholarship Program we were able to provide 10 hours of complimentary studio rental hours at Studio A Dance for rehearsals for TWO of the pieces for our upcoming May performances. Congratulations to the co-recipients of LA Unbound’s first-ever Choreographers’ Scholarship: Brad Milison & Maritza Navarro and Emmie Bauer & Danielle Yasuda.

Brad & Maritza’s dance “Ripe and Ruin,” is a piece exploring the relationship between memory, truth, and the lies we unknowingly tell ourselves. This ambitious piece will feature video projection, a spoken word element, elegant costumes, and is guaranteed to make you contemplate the influence your own point of view has on the validity of your memories. Emmie & Danielle’s piece “Unspoken” focuses on the ongoing fight for women to find courage and find a voice in a society that has a tendency to discount them.

We are hoping to continue and expand this new initiative to be able to offer choreography opportunities to emerging talent in our Los Angeles dance community for many shows and many years to come. If you’d like to get involved in this program, please email us at, or simply click here to donate. Thank you for your support!

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Auditions on Sunday, February 8th

Auditions for LA Unbound’s spring show will be held on Sunday, February 8th from 2:00-6:00pm at Hollywood Dance Center (817 N. Highland Ave. in Hollywood). These are open auditions for dancers of ALL experience levels and ALL dance styles (especially contemporary, hip-hop, tap, and ballet). No resume or headshot needed. For more information about how auditions work, please read this post.

Performances will be held on Saturday, May 16th at the historic El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. Please feel free to email us at if you have any questions about auditions or the performances!

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Photos and Videos from The Nutcracker Unbound

Photos and videos from The Nutcracker Unbound are now posted on our Facebook page and our YouTube page! A huge thank you to our wonderfully talented photographers and videographers for capturing some spectacular moments from the performances!

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This Weekend’s Performances

We hope you can join us at the El Portal Theatre this weekend for our performances of The Nutcracker Unbound! Here is some additional information about the show:

  • Performances are on Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 1pm and 5pm. The show runs about 1.5 – 2 hours.
  • Saturday’s show is sold out! There will be a LIMITED number of tickets available at the door prior to each Sunday performance. We recommend you get your tickets ahead of time or come early to the theatre!
  • All tickets are reserved seating. The house will open 1/2 hour prior to each performance.
  • The show is appropriate for all ages. Children are welcome and must have their own ticket.

If you have any additional questions, please email and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you and enjoy the show!

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The Nutcracker Unbound!

In a season full of hustle & bustle, gift giving, over-indulgence, and ‘tis the season cheer, make sure to leave room in your schedule for LA Unbound’s production of THE NUTCRACKER UNBOUND! This fun and exciting twist on the holiday classic features a remixed version of Tchaikovsky’s original score, with over 100 performers in a variety of styles, including contemporary dance, hip-hop, tap, bollywood, ballet, aerial silks, and more! Coming to you on December 6th & 7th at the historic El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, LA Unbound’s talented cast will bring to life a fascinating and unique Nutcracker you won’t find your dad dozing off to!

Saturday, December 6th at 7:00pm
Sunday, December 7th at 1:00pm & 5:00pm

Tickets are available here!

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Nutcracker Unbound Auditions on Saturday, September 6th

For our fall show, we are bringing back The Nutcracker Unbound, our modern twist on the holiday classic! This production will include LA Unbound’s usual mixture of dance styles, including contemporary, tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, salsa, and bollywood, plus some new and exciting elements that we’re excited to bring to life at the El Portal Theatre for performances on December 6th & 7th. Please join us for a show that will be fun, unique, and full of holiday magic!

AUDITIONS will be held on Saturday, September 6th at 3:30pm at Hollywood Dance Center (817 N. Highland Ave. in Hollywood). For information about how our auditions are run, please read this post.

We are also looking for volunteers and donations for this exceptionally ambitious production. We would be so grateful if you could take a moment to view our Wish List and email us at if you’d like to get involved!


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Dance Class Night on Aug 24th

Please join us for a fundraiser Dance Class Night on Sunday, August 24th from 6-9pm! All classes are open/mixed level and will be held at Sophie Dance Studio at 5867 W. 3rd St. in Los Angeles. Classes are $10 each, or $15 for 2 classes, $20 for all 3!

6-7pm Tap with Ashley
Tap is the one dance form that turns a dancer into a musician. Come make your own music with me – learn my latest urban rhythms and tap combination! Coming to Class? SOUNDS good!

7-8pm Bollywood with Jessie
Bollywood combines high energy music with shoulder-pumping, hip-popping, sweat-drenching moves that leave you feeling like you just starred in your own movie. Known for its jaw-dropping and elaborate group dance scenes, Bollywood is making it’s way to theaters and dance studios everywhere! No previous experience necessary!

8-9pm Heels with Courtney
Bring your heels and your confidence and let’s have some fun with a class that’s very full out and expressive, with tons of grooves :) Hope you like some Beyonce!!

LA Unbound Dance Show 2014

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