NW DANCE PROJECT (NWD) was founded in 2004 by the renowned dancer and choreographer Sarah Slipper in Portland (Oregon). Since that time, the company has established itself as a daring and innovative contemporary dance company.
NWD celebrates, supports, and represents excellence in dance. The company is dedicated to creating and performing inspired, original contemporary dance works from the field’s most talented choreographers from around the world. The result is a repertoire of more than 300 contemporary works.
The dancers are all classically trained and develop a bold, dynamic, and independent ballet vocabulary. NWD performs, educates, creates, cultivates, and champions diversity while engaging and deepening public appreciation and support of dance.