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Upcoming Events

Keep coming back to check out our upcoming performances, community events, dance workshops, and more.


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Join us for an extraordinary journey in the world of dance. Our talented company, led by Artistic Director Samantha Chizek, presents captivating choreographies that promise to inspire and awe. We will be premiering the brilliance choreographies of Executive Director, Nhan Ho and guest choreographer, Marquez Johnson, weaving a tapestry of movement, emotion, and artistry.

Prepare to be moved and uplifted by the power of dance as we celebrate months of dedication and creativity. Your presence adds magic to this moment. Thank you for joining us. Enjoy 'On The Cusp' on October 7th and 8th, 2023.


Forgotten: A Dementia Project” explores the metamorphic journey endured by a person suffering from dementia. Through movement and text, the cast illustrates the narrative of a dementia patient and their family as the progression of this condition manifests in difficult ways. Concern, pity, frustration and acceptance: this evening length dance/theater experience invites the audience to witness the varying stages and shifts in the story of this disease while moving from one vantage point to another around the performance space. The wandering, meandering thoughts and actions of those affected by dementia are reflected in this non traditional presentation. The company has collaborated with community members who have graciously shared their stories of dementia through interviews and poetry. We are incredibly thankful to them and ultimately strive to bring light, hope and understanding to those experiencing dementia and those who love them. We invite you to share your own experiences with us after the show. There will be food and beverages available for purchase throughout the event.


Return. Restore. Renew. What does it mean to persevere? For artists worldwide, times of tumultuous change and upheaval trigger a response to dig deep and hold fast to that which gives us purpose. For many, these past months were filled with solitude as dancers worked in isolation, connected via technology. But dance is an art form meant to be experienced in the flesh. Join us in celebrating the resilience of the arts, the passion and drive which elevate us as we continue to adjust and reimagine together. In this 11th season, Nhan Ho Project (NHP) is thrilled to present “Return, Restore, Renew“, featuring dance works by guest choreographers as well as some of our own company members. We will be sharing the stage with guest artists including Boogie Monstarz, Borne Dance Company, Ktdavisdance, and Step I Dance Companies. Enthusiastically, we welcome you to witness this collaborative dance performance.



CELEBRATING 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY Established 2010 Nhan Ho Project presents our LIVE-STREAM 10th anniversary performance! Despite tremendous changes to our industry and our lives, we have banned together and continued creating work in the name of community, support, and keeping our art alive. When the world took a sharp turn into the unknown, we tried to stay present and connected with each other, supporting each other through the changes of our world while also continuing our creation process remotely. We dove deep into our creative wells, experimented with several options, and managed to develop a way to bring our passion to you! Founded in 2010, our company is based on community creation and collaboration via sustainable partnerships with other community organizations and local enterprises to help promote diversity and inclusivity of the arts in Sacramento, San Jose, and the Bay Area. We are excited to present a look back on a sampling of the last 10 years of repertory works, as well as a full performance of two brand new works created by the current company!


Nhan Ho Project’s Images of Dance 2020 will showcase both youth and adult dance companies for a day of performances to highlight the innovative variety of dance flourishing in the Sacramento region. This year, we are delighted to have companies from all across the Bay Area and Los Angeles to expand our local platform. This event is a unique opportunity for youth, adult, and professional dancers to perform on the same public stage, and we aim for it to further strengthen our local dance community. Featuring… A Pulso Dance Project ArcTangent Dance Barron&Co BBMoves Calli0pus Contemporary Conversations In Movement And Sounds Cypher Dance Company D.A.T.A. Elevate Dance Project Folkoristas Veteranos Hem Dance Collective Inessence Dance Company Jessica Baio & NHPDance KNMotion NCDC (Hip Hop & Tap Companies) Nhan Ho Project Dance Company Ogun Aye Project SA Synergic Sac Dance Company Step I (Hip Hop & Tap Companies) Universal Rhythm



Nhan Ho Project is looking for Bay Area dancers (San Jose & San Francisco) for the 2020 season! In honor of the company’s 10th anniversary, NHP will be holding an audition for dancers interested in being a part of this exciting new company on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Vision Dance Center (375 Saratoga Ave Suite B, San Jose, CA 95129) for Bay Area dancers. The NEW Dance Company will be rehearsing and performing throughout the Bay Area. Come be a part of our 10th anniversary season!


“The Space We Hold Between.” As artists and humans, we continually investigate the idea of “what was” and “what’s next.” The in-between and transitional space is ambiguous and allows us the opportunity to explore the mystery that it holds. On October 5, 2019, Nhan Ho Project Dance Company and Movement Choir invite the audience to join them on this journey. Companies that will be sharing the space with NHP are Barron&Co, Cali & Co, Ktdavisdance, The Pr0ject, and Step I’s Jazz Company. Witness and experience the space “we” hold between.


NHP is delighted to announce our Dance Workshop for Fall 2019. It is on Sunday, August 25, 2019. All proceeds will benefit the company to make the upcoming performance in October possible. Please fill out the form at to select the class you want to take. You can register the day of the workshop, but be guaranteed the class you wish you take. Therefore, please register now by visiting our website. REGISTER NOW AND PAY LATER. WHAT: Dance Workshop WHEN: Sunday, August 25, 2019 WHO: Nhan Ho Project WHERE: Step I Dance & Fitness (1920 T. Street, Sacramento, CA 95811) WHY: A chance to learn the company’s movement aesthetics, connect with the dance community, and share the art of dance.


Prelude Sacramento Urban Dance Competition 2019 Presented by Press P.L.A.Y. We invite you all to join us for the fifth annual Prelude Sacramento Urban Dance Competition on Saturday, June 1, 2019! Tickets on sale now! Doors open 5:00 p.m. Pre-show 5:30 p.m. Show starts 6:00 p.m. Cosumnes Oaks High School Performing Arts Center 8350 Lotz Pkwy Elk Grove, CA 95757 ____________________________________ Ticket Information: • $25 Presale – ends Friday, May 31 at midnight • $28 at the door ____________________________________ // LINE-UP // YOUTH DIVISION: • Bassline • CLICKISH • Empire LV • Gobstoppers • Krazy8 • Raw Legacy • RVR • ZERO RULES ADULT DIVISION: • Black Flag • Chocolate Factory • Cruz Ctrl • D.A.T.A. • Full Potential • Haluan • INQ • MK Modern • Sac Modern • The Village EXHIBITION: • Boogie Monstarz • Fam Royale • Nhan Ho Project Dance Company • Press P.L.A.Y. • Str8jacket • Xposed PRE-SHOW: • PRDGM JUDGES: • April Bambao • Bibi Khalili • Janae Rosebud • Justin J. Vaughn • Pepper Von ____________________________________ Follow us! Instagram: @preludesacramento Twitter: @preludesac YouTube: Email for any questions! #PreludeSac2019 #HappyCompetitionDay


Nhan Ho, the Artistic Director of the Nhan Ho Project will be hosting “Images of Dance 2019,” a platform for established and emerging artists to share works on the same stage. Images of Dance was developed to give youth and adult dance companies and groups a space to perform and participate in highlighting the innovative variety of dance that flourishes in the Sacramento region today. This is a unique opportunity for dance companies, studios, choreographers, performing groups, and cultural organizations to showcase their talents and strengthen our local dance community.


The Movement Choir is making a major impact on the Sacramento community at many levels. It is strengthening the Sacramento arts by bringing together dancers of diverse backgrounds, from different neighborhoods and dance schools, to create and move with one another. The Movement Choir also acts as a bridge to the arts beyond the dance world, connecting visual artists and musicians with performance artists. These collaborative events, such as the October 12 performance, will serve as meaningful arts education and entertainment by showcasing community artists and their original work to the broader public. On October 12, 2018, the Nhan Ho Project’s Movement Choir will be collaborating with artists of other mediums including DJ Lady Char, Intempus Music, Nick Micheels, MG (Myles Graves), Rickie Jiménez, Sonya Scott, Talitha De Mesa, Shaun Burner, Merrick From Guam, Keyla Christian Photography, Elizabeth Dyer Photography, and many more. Please join us at Arcade Underground (1008 2nd Street, Sacramento, CA 95814) in Old Sac at 7pm. We look forward in connecting and sharing our intimate space with you.

Come see the 8th Annual Sacramento Dance Sampler, April 14 and 15 at 2 and 7 p.m. each day in Solano Hall Dancespace, Sac State campus 6000 J St. Dance troupes from around Nor Cal will each present current works up close and personal in an intimate space. Tickets are $12 for everyone, at (916) 278-4323 or Contact: (916) 278-6368. 2018 Dance Company’s/ Choreographers include: Yemaya Dance Company Linda Bair Dance Company Midtown Stomp Dance Company Lorelei Bayne Projects bbmoves/ Bernard Brown Dynamic EnerG Philip Flickinger Nhan Ho Project Grupo Folklorico Los Altenos Sacramento Contemporary Dance Theatre Jory Horn Impulse I Anime Melisa Cervantes TwoPoint4 Dance Theatre Sarah Gould/ OffKilter CORE Contemporary Dance This event, created in Sacramento by Lorelei Bayne in 2011, was inspired by New York City’s, Symphony Space Dance Sampler, with the goal of bringing together acclaimed professional area dance companies under one roof for a gala weekend of dance! The mission of the Dance Sampler is to foster community growth by showcasing emerging and established professional artists and to expose audiences to the variety of styles in contemporary dance. This is your destination for cutting edge dance-driven performance as we present these outstanding companies. Special thank you to our Lighting Designer and Stage Manager for this event, Zac Cahoon. Come join us in support of these vital Sacramento dance artists!



“Lost,” an evening of dance by Nhan Ho Project (NHP), a contemporary-modern dance company that resides in Sacramento. Since January 2017, NHP has been working creating new works as well as reviving old repertories for the October performance. One of the works, “Broken Memories,” features the idea of Lost, and what it means to lose someone as well as losing oneself. In a metaphoric and poetic way, the company expresses this concept and idea through contemporary dance. This October, we welcome YOU to join us in this exploration of the word Lost and what it means to you… What does Lost means to you?


sjDANCEco, a year-round contemporary dance company based in San Jose, California, will soon present its ChoreoProject Awards on Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18 at 2:30 and 7 pm at the San Jose State University Dance Theatre. Now in its 12th year, sjDANCEco’s ChoreoProject Awards Concert is a low-tech dance series for all dance disciplines, from modern to ballet to hip-hop to jazz to ethnic dance. It’s designed to provide emerging and professional choreographers a cost-free opportunity to present their work. To be accepted, choreographers must first audition their work. Those selected perform in the concert for an opportunity to receive one of two awards presented – The sjDANCEco Award (selected by the Artistic Directors) and The Audience Choice Award (selected by audience ballot vote.) The awards include a cash prize and an invitation to perform during the professional hour of the sjDANCEco Festival at Santana Row during National Dance Week in April. Participants are selected about 8 weeks prior to the ChoreoProject Awards performances. The spring 2017 ChoreoProject artists include: Michelle Alias from Napa with Loops; Diego Campos from Sacramento with Sketch for Two Sentences/Semblanza para do oranciones; Erwin Columbus from Sunnyvale with Cognitive Dissonance; Danielle Galvez from Union City with Prayer; and Nhan Ho from Sacramento with a yet-to-be-titled work. The remaining artists are Malia Jones from Elk Grove with Woven; Elisabeth Kindler-Abali from Berkeley with Butterfly; Lindsey McLevis from San Jose with Burn My Shadow; and Annie Rosenthal Parr from Mill Valley with Shadow/Land. For more information, visit Tickets are now available for $18-$30. Call the Box Office at 408-520-9854 for further information.


Nhan Ho Project’s Spaghetti Feed 2017 Nhan Ho Project is a cutting edge, contemporary-modern dance company that provides unique, innovative, and eclectic dance pieces which elevates and redefine the language of contemporary dance. Currently, we are working on fundraising for the Season 2017. This year, the company expanded to create space for 14 dancers to join the NHP family to provide dance arts. As a result, we need help from YOU to support these artists as well as collaborators for this season. This is the first Spaghetti Feed that Nhan Ho Project has ever done to help raise money for the season. By purchasing tickets ($25/person), YOU are helping us reach our goal. On Sunday, February 12, 2017, we are hosting a Spaghetti Feed at the Eagles Hall in Roseville (details listed below). We are providing spaghetti, entertainment, and raffles & silent auction for this event. This will be an opportunity for us to connect with the greater Sacramento community. The Artistic Director, Nhan Ho and company dancers will be there to converse with you about our upcoming season. We hope that you can join us in our celebration of the 2017 Season. When: February 12, 2017 – 5pm Where: Eagles Hall (124 Vernon St., Roseville, CA 95678) Cost: $25/person – Purchase Tickets Online: or from NHP performer


Performances: Friday, February 10th @ 2:30pm and 7:00pm Saturday, February 11th @ 2:30pm and 7:00pm SJSU Dance Theatre; SPX 216 (on the SJSU campus near 4th St. and San Carlos.) Tickets: Students (with ID) $18 Senior (65&up) $19 General $26 plus service fees Purchase tickets in advance, we cannot gurantee availability at the door. The South Bay, East Bay, and Sacramento come together in sjDANCEco’s upcoming winter offering, “On The Edge”, a shared bill of contemporary choreography. Witness an eclectic mix of work by emerging company artists Hannah McNany, Katherine House, Kelisha Gardeen, and Frankie Rivera, and guest company Diablo Ballet’s Resident Choreographer Robert Dekkers and Artistic Director Lauren Jonas; as well as Nhan Ho of The Nhan Ho Project of Sacramento. About sjDANCEco: sjDANCEco is a year-round contemporary dance company based in San Jose, California that produces world premiere dances by its core and guest choreographers, and presents the very best of Contemporary and Classic Modern Dance as well as Masterpieces of the American Modern Dance Repertory. In addition to a full season of dance concerts, each Spring sjDANCEco produces a free outdoor Dance Festival at Santana Row in celebration of National Dance Week. Twice a year, sjDANCEco’s ChoreoProject offers emerging and professional choreographers in all dance disciplines (modern, ballet, hip hop, jazz, ethnic dance, etc.) a cost-free opportunity to present their work.



In 2016, Nhan Ho Project relocated to Sacramento, California premiering its works throughout Northern California. We had the pleasure of performing at sjDANCEco’s ChoreoProject Awards, Sacramento’s Dance Sampler, Sacramento’s Hatch Series, Prelude Sacramento 2016, their own production “Stream of Consciousness 2016,” and a collaboration with TwoPoint4 Dance Theater’s “IMPRINTS.” We were also honored to receive the “sjDANCEco Award” for performance and choreography in March 2016. We are excited to venture into our new season of 2017 and are looking for strong male and female contemporary-modern dance artists to join us. This coming year, we are looking to host our first annual evening-length performance in October (dates and location TBA). Company dancers will be working on old and new repertories. Along with the annual concert, the company will continue to teach master classes and workshops, perform at different venues and festivals, and do outreach programs with local high schools and dance programs. On Monday, November 14, 2016, Nhan Ho Project will be holding its audition at Step I Dance & Fitness (1920 T. Street, Sacramento, CA 95814) from 9-11pm. Dancers must be 18+ to audition. Please bring a copy of your Headshot, Danceshot, and Resume to the audition. Dancers should arrive 15 minutes early to register and warm up their bodies prior to the audition. Kneepads are highly recommended but not required for high velocity vocabulary movements. The 2017 season runs from January through October. Dancers must be available on Mondays 9-11pm for rehearsal and committed to the full season to be considered. We look forward in welcoming new members into our NHP family. Please spread the words to those who are interested. See YOU there!


IMPRINTS is the first collaboration between Nhan Ho Project and TwoPoint4 Dance Theater. In this unique and intimate evening, you will witness professional dance companies present works that resonate with the community. Through these pieces, each company hopes to raise awareness for dance arts and leave an emotional attachment. We hope by bringing these artists together for this special performance, you too will share the experience. Limited Tickets Available!!! Guest Dance Companies: Xposed DanceCo/Hijinx Dance Off Kilter Dance


What: Nhan Ho Project Mid-Season Audition When: Monday, July 25, 2016, 9-11pm. Where: Step I Dance & Fitness (1920 T. Street, Sacramento, CA 95814). Who: Looking for Strong Male & Female Dance Technicians. (18+ Years Old) How Much: Free, Just bring your Headshots and Resume. Nhan Ho Project is holding a Mid-Season Audition in hopes to invite strong contemporary-modern dance artists to be part of the family. Since January 2016, the company had performed in San Jose and Sacramento and was well received at the sjDANCEco’s ChoreoProject Awards 2016 as well as Sacramento’s Dance Sampler 2016. As the company continues to grow, we are looking to find strong MALE and FEMALE dance technicians to join our company. Along this journey, we will be performing at Hip Hop Festivals, Co-host a full length evening performance in Sacramento, Travel to Southern California for performance and residency, perform in San Francisco, and many other events and festivals. If you, and/or anyone who you know that is interested, please help spread the words. We look forward to meeting you! Also, we hope you can join us at our Upcoming Performance, “Stream of Consciousness 2016,” TWO days before the audition so that you can see what we’re working on. Please visit the link below for more information about the performance.


Nhan Ho Project presents “Stream of Consciousness 2016.” Join us for a wonderful evening of arts, poetry, music, and dance. Nhan Ho Project will be presenting some new works as well “Retraced,” a work that received the sjDANCEco’s ChoreoProject Awards in March 2016. Joining us this evening is Twopoint4 Dance Theater, a Sacramento Dance Company that creates “powerful artistic voice…explores the physicality and depth of human movement, and combines it with layers of original text and various theatrical elements.” Come witness these artists taking risks and pushing boundaries in keeping the arts alive. Please visit and for more information about both companies.


Prelude Sacramento May 7, 2016 The Crest Theatre 1013 K St. Sacramento, CA 95814 Buy Tickets PRESS P.L.A.Y. proudly present: Prelude Sacramento 2016! $15 Presale • $20 At The Door Purchase presale tickets online: Doors Open 5PM Show Starts 6PM COMPETITION 1UP Fam Academy of Kings AFX Anbu FFDC Full Potential GROOVEology Hijinx Jedi Assassins Stockton Young Stars Dance Company Str8jacket TAT2 The Goodfellas VIP San Jose EXHIBITION Agape Boogie Monstarz GROOVE-A-LILS Infintie Motion Nhan Ho Project One Time Rhythm Inc The BOX Fam thePROJECT Press P.L.A.Y. Alumni


Hatch: Dance Works In Progress April 28, 2016 Crocker Art Museum 216 O Street Sacramento, CA 95814 Buy Tickets Like a progressive dinner, this unique dance program will serve each dance course up within a different environment at the Museum. Full of wonderment and surprise, this fifth rendition of HATCH is an inspired interplay between the built environment and kinesthetic sensibility. Developed by Lorelei Bayne, vice chair and dance coordinator in the department of theater and dance at Sacramento State, HATCH presents a variety of original performances by both established and emerging choreographers. This year’s program will feature works inspired by the exhibition Andy Warhol: Portraits. Follow the dancers as they move from space to space within the Museum, and stay for an interactive Q&A with the dancers and choreographers.


Sacramento 2016 Dance Sampler: Unplugged April 16 – 17, 2016 Dancespace, Solano Hall 1010 6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819 Buy Tickets Join us for the sixth annual Sacramento Dance Sampler as part of the Festival of the Arts. The concert this year will be an “unplugged” version featuring dancers from many local and Bay Area dance companies.


March 11 – 12, 2016 San Jose State University SPX 216 One Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192 ChoreoProject Awards Concert is a performance open to local professional choreographers via audition at no cost. Two special awards are given, one where the audience participates in voting for their favorite and the sjDANCEco directors choose their favorite based strongly on choreography. Come join us on for an exciting night of cutting edge choreography by our impressive community of professional artists. The theater is located in the Spartan Complex building on the SJSU Campus near 4th Street and San Carlos.

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