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Upcoming Events

Check back for upcoming events in our 2024/2025 season announced soon!
Past Events
April 7, 2024: Emerging Choreographer's Showcase
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Join Esperanza Dance Project for our annual Emerging Choreographers Showcase at the Tucson Jewish Community Center Jill Rosenzweig Memorial Sculpture Garden on April 7th. The event will include site specific performances choreographed by Esperanza dancers in response to sculptures in the garden as well as: art shown by local artists, a founder's talk, and the premiere of EDP's new middle school oriented performance ProjectRIS. There is a suggested donation of $18. We can't wait to see you there!


WHO: Esperanza Dance Project and local AZ artists

WHAT: Emerging Choreographers Showcase

WHEN: April 7th from 4-6 pm

WHERE: The Jill Rosenzweig Memorial Sculpture Garden at the Tucson Jewish Community Center

WHY: To platform local artists and emerging choreographers within our company  

Rise for Freedom: One Billion Rising Tucson Chapter 
February 14, 2024 FLASH MOB
House of Hope:
Esperanza Dance Project's Annual Performance Fundraiser
Saturday, November 4th, 2023 
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WHEN: Saturday, November 4th, 2023 


Doors open at 6PM, show at 7PM 

WHERE: 4500 N. Oracle Rd. Suite 110,

CATALYST Creative Collective

Tucson, AZ 85705



Esperanza Dance Project (EDP), a Tucson-based non-profit organization committed to empowering survivors of childhood sexual trauma by eradicating stigma and secrecy while inspiring hope for healing through our impactful dance performance, discussions, and advocacy, will hold its annual performance and auction fundraiser at the CATALYST Creative Collective. This event will feature special guest and Seattle based Olympic boxer and advocate for survivors Queen Underwood.

The event will be held on Saturday, November 4th, 2023. This event is open to the public and suggested donation is $17.00

4500 N. Oracle Road Suite 110, Tucson, Arizona.

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Esperanza Dance Project is proud to announce the featured special guest Queen Underwood! Queen Underwood is a Seattle based Olympic boxer and advocate for survivors. Learn more about Queen Underwood's resilient and empowering story here and here.  

Saturday, October 21st, 2023 
Stand Up to Stop Violence Comedy for Charity
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Stand Up to Stop Violence

WHEN: Saturday, October 21st • 7:00pm-9:00pm

WHERE: Catalyst-SAACA 4500 N. Oracle Ste. 110, Tucson, AZ 85705

WHAT: Join us for a night of fun and laughter while supporting local nonprofits Esperanza Dance Project and Ben’s Bells!

This amazing fundraiser is produced and presented by Comedy for Charity Comedy for Charity is a non-profit organization created by comedian Suzie Sexton to reduce violence and to raise money for victims of violence. The lineup includes Butch Lord, Jan Brenner, Suzie Sexton, Gene Moore, and headliner Monique Marvez. Plus an original dance performance by Esperanza Dance Project.

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Current Call for Dancers

Esperanza Dance Project is currently looking for dancers in the Tucson area for our 2023-2024 season! Please share this with those who would like to create positive change and hope for healing from childhood sexual trauma within our community.

Tuesday, July 18th and Wednesday, July 19th, 2023
Arizona Child Abuse Prevention Conference

​WHEN: Tuesday, July 18th and Wednesday, July 19th, 2023

WHERE: Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa, W. Coyotes Blvd, Glendale, Arizona

WHAT: The 29th Arizona Child Abuse Prevention Conference will take place July 18-19, 2023! This annual event brings together hundreds of child welfare and well-being professionals from across the state to collaborate, be inspired, and take home tools to strengthen families and protect children. Learn more and register:

Esperanza Dance Project presents Emerging Choreographer's Showcase 2023


Esperanza Dance Project will host its annual Emerging Choreographers Showcase on Saturday, April 22nd, 2023. This event will include the premiere of 10 new works by emerging choreographers, a performance of EDP’s classic repertoire "House of Hope", and an art exhibit featuring local artists. The event will be held at Catalyst Creative Collective in the Tucson Mall, located at 4500 N. Oracle Rd. Suite 110. This event is open to the public. Suggested donation of $17.

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