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April 11 thru 26th 2020 Los Angeles will host an International Dance Event.

Debbie Allen and Nigel Lythgoe O.B.E. will be presenting the Inaugural the Los Angeles International Dance Festival to showcase the talents of Angelino dancers and choreographers, while bringing internationally acclaimed companies & dancers to L A venues.


Debbie Allen

I am so excited to partner with Nigel and  the entire LA dance community to create a festival that will excite, inspire and inform the world how vibrant our artists and companies are. We are creating a dynamic experience for all ages, ethnicities, styles and techniques.


Nigel Lythgoe O.B.E.

Dance has the unparalleled ability to bring people together and reach across cultures and communities to connect us. Our ambition with LAIDF is to shine a light on the brilliance of the LA creative communities and create spaces throughout the city for people to experience the wealth of culture and dynamism thought the power of dance.


Subject to change. Check with venue.

Apr 11  Segerstrom Center

Sat 7: PM         Ailey 11                

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Apr 12  The Wallis

Sun 12: PM DADA Dance Class   

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Apr 13  Broad Stage

Mon 7: PM   Dance for All            

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Apr 14  TBA

Tue  : PM         TBA                        

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Apr 15  Royce Hall

Wed 7: PM     Ladies Night            

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Apr 15-18  The Wallis 

Wed 7:PM   Heidi Duckler             

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Apr 15  Science Center

Wed             Debbie Allen              

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Apr 17-19  Broad Stage

Fri-Sun 7:PM  USC Kaufman        

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Apr 17-19  Pasadena Playhouse

Fri-Sun  Pasadena Civic Ballet    

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Apr 18  Orpheum

Sat 7: PM   Savion Glover            

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Apr 18  Colburn School 

Sat 7: PM    Student Body           

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Apr 18-19  The Wallis 

Sat Sun7:PM   Body Traffic          

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Apr 19  Soraya CSUN

Sun 3:    Bollywood Blvd             

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Apr 23-26  MOB HQ 

Thu/Sun      Versa Festival           

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Apr 24   Orpheum

Fri 7: PM  Dancing for life             

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Apr 24-26  Santa Monica Pier

Fri/Sun 7:PM   Jacob Jonas Co     

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Apr 25   Segerstrom Center

Sat 7:PM    World of Dance           

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Apr 25-26   Los Alamitos

Sat/Sun   Feria De Abril               

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Apr 25      Paseo 

Sat       Lineage Dance                  

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Los Angeles International Dance Festival (LAIDF) 2020

The Los Angeles International Dance Festival (LAIDF) is a 16 day dance experience that will entertain, educate and inspire audiences of all ages with performances, films, workshops and master-classes in both traditional and alternative venues around the city. 

Supported by the mayor's office, major foundations, corporations, as well as the music, film and television industry - LAIDF will shine a light on the achievements of our dance community. Embracing National Dance Day, LAIDFaims to unite artistic and creative forces that have made Los Angeles the entertainment capital of the world!

Engagement Opportunities

Performances- L.A. based dance companies and individual artists will perform at venues of all sizes across the city. 

Workshops- Professional dancers will have the opportunity to participate in workshops with local companies. Additionally, Angelenos of all ages and abilities will have the opportunity to experience the joy of dance. 

Education/Youth- Non-profit arts organizations and students in the Los Angeles Unified School District will have opportunities to experience live performances, workshops and a youth stage to share the work they are creating. 

Dance For All - Diverse venue settings will allow for a wide range of audience participation across the city. This will include site specific performances and/or workshops at the Children's Hospital, Dance for Autism and more.

Community– Mixers bringing the L.A. industry together to celebrate dance in LA!

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Unique Events

One night only


Ladies Night

Los Angeles International Dance Festival is proud to present three extraordinary LA dance companies, ATE9, TL Collective and Barak Ballet. All founded by three brilliant women, Danielle Agami, Micaela Taylor and Melissa Barak. They share this evening’s very special one-off performance justifiably called “Ladies Night.”
@Royce Hall  April 15

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Danielle Agami

Founder/Artistic Director ATE9

“I’m committed to favor the things I get excited by. I now learn to get excited by things that I originally didn’t find exciting.I try to believe in discipline yet learn about yielding.I’m hard on myself and the people around me, i know that, but it’s because I trust endless research and admire sensitivity.”(

Micaela Taylor

Choreographer/Dancer (TL Collective)

Micaela Taylor, one of Dance Magazine’s "25 to Watch" for 2019 founded the TL Collective in 2016. She is Ford Theatre’s 2019 artist-in-residence. Her company is known to be where the fusion of contemporary dance and theatrical hip hop intertwine. Including elements of groove, acrobatics, accompanied with high level athleticism. (

Melissa Barak

Artistic Director (Barak Ballet)

Barak Ballet presents contemporary dance that captivates audiences, invokes thought, and expands the art form of ballet.The company thrives on dynamic partnerships with dancers, choreographers, composers, musicians, designers, and media artists, and the resulting works radiate artistic excellence and collaboration. From athletic duets to syncopated group works, Barak Ballet’s repertoire explores complex themes and breathes new life into this classical form.(

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The Top 3 Dance Shows on American TV are Joining Forces for an evening of incredible Dance and Entertainment. Be sure not to miss this once only event.

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Dance Companies Include

Ailey II

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@ The Segerstrom Center April 11 

Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers.

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Body Traffic


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@THE WALLIS April 18-25

WORLD PREMIERE of The MinghellaProject.

 BODYTRAFFIC continues to push boundaries and establish Los Angeles as a city known for dance .Founded in 2007 by Lillian Rose Barbeito and Tina Finkelman Berkett,

310 746 4000


The Best of Dance


@ the Segerstrom Center. April 25 

The top 3 dance shows on American Television are joining forces to provide an incredible evening of dance entertainment  

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Bollywood Boulevard


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@The Soraya April 19.

"A journey through Hindi cinema live"

With dance, live music, storytelling, and stunning visuals, join us on a journey from the birth of Hindi cinema to present day. Experience the spirit, artistry, and history of India’s famous film industry from the classics of the black and white era and the timeless songs of Bollywood’s Golden Era to the foot-tapping blockbusters of today.



Jacob Jonas Company


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@Santa Monica Pier April 24-26 

Led by 27-year-old namesake, Jacob Jonas The Company has gained international acclaimed for its honest storytelling, visceral performances, and visual content creation.

Ladies Night


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@Royce Hall  April 15

Los Angeles International Dance Festival is proud to present three extraordinary LA dance companies, ATE9, TL Collective and Barak Ballet. All founded by three brilliant women, Danielle Agami, Micaela Taylor and Melissa Barak. They share this evening’s very special one-off performance justifiably called “Ladies Night.”

310 825-2101


USC Kaufman


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@The Broad Stage, Santa Monica,  April 17-20  

BFA students from the renowned USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance perform works by Hope Boykin, Patrick Corbin, William Forsythe, Jiří Kylián, Ohad Naharin, Andrew Winghart and Rauf “RubberLegz” Yasit.



Los Angeles International Festival Presents

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@ The Orpheum Theatre, April 18 
Savion Glover,American dancer and choreog

@ The Orpheum Theatre, April  24 

Debbie Allen presents Freeze Frame...Stop the madness-Lula Washington Dance Theatre & Syncopated ladies Together for one night.



Savion Glover


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@ The Orpheum Theatre, April 18 

Savion Glover,American dancer and choreographer who became known for his unique pounding style of tap dancing, called “hitting.” He brought renewed interest in dance, particularly among youths and minorities.



Pasadena Civic Ballet


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@ Pasadena Playhouse, April 17-19 

Join Pasadena Civic Ballet and the Nigel Lythgoe/Debbie Allen International Dance Festival for a magic carpet ride full of romance, comedy and enchantment. Follow Aladdin with a cast of 100 lavishly costumed dancers as he tries to win the love of his Arabian Princess and derail the plans of the wicked Grand Vizier. Spectacular animated sets, aerial artistry, a magical flying carpet and an alluring cast bring this fantastical tale to life.

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Heidi Duckler Dance


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@THE WALLIS April 15-18 

Heidi Duckler Dance creates place-based performances that transform non-traditional spaces, providing learning opportunities and engaging diverse communities, in the belief that the arts can change our vision of the world and of ourselves.

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Lineage Dance


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@THE PASEO April 25th 

Lineage is a contemporary dance company dedicated to raising support and awareness for other non-profit organizations and to making the arts accessible to all.

Versa-Style 15th Year Anniversary Hip Hop Dance Festival 2020


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April 23-26 @ VARIOUS VENUES

The festival includes workshops, performances, battles, and panel discussions. 

Locations: Day 1 and 2:

 MOB HQ - 1126 San Fernando Rd. San Fernando, CA 91340

-Day 3 and 4:
East Los Angeles Performing Arts Magnet
4211 Dozier St. City Terrace, CA 90063

Thursday, April 23rd-

Day 1: Workshops & Panel Discussion
Friday, April 24th- 

Day 2: Workshops & Pre-Party/Session
Saturday, April 25th- 

Day 3: Main Event/Battles- 1vs1 Popping, House, Hip-Hop, & 2vs2 Open Styles
Sunday, April 26th- Day 4: 

Dance-Theater Performances

Colburn School


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 April 18,  7 pm @ Zipper Hall  

As part of the inaugural Los Angeles International Dance Festival presented by Debbie Allen and Nigel Lythgoe, Dance Academy students end a day of dance activities with a thrilling performance. 


Los Alamitos Flamenco Festival


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April 25th and 26th @ St Isidore Historical Plaza. 

You can expect 2 days of  non stop flamenco  shows featuring over 100 performers,  Flamenco dance and singing classes, live music, traditional Spanish food including Paella and Tortilla Espanola, a Spanish market, kids activities, and of course sangria, beer and wine. 
The celebration starts Saturday April 25th at 4pm and wraps up about 10pm. Sunday the festivities resume at 11am and continue until 6pm. Bring your dancing shoes!!! 
Free dance classes will be offered so that you can learn Sevillanas and Rumbas, some of the dances we dance at Feria. Free Parking 
10961 Reagan St, Los Alamitos, CA 90720







Los Angeles International Dance Festival April 2020

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Debbie Allen

Founding member of  LAIDF

Nigel Lythgoe O.B.E.

Founding Member of LAIDF 

The Wallis

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is a community arts center in Beverly Hills.