Cleveland Dance Project was founded in June 2017 by Anna Cerveny to produce classes for adults who wanted to continue to dance at a challenging level into their adult lives, performance and choreography opportunities, and to bring the dance community together through the mutual love of dance.
Anna had grown up in the dance world - it gave her some of her best friends, her greatest lessons, and a purpose! Even as she completed 7 years of post-graduate work to earn her Doctor of Physical Therapy, she made sure to keep dance in her life through her universities' dance organizations and local classes. Being lucky enough to live in NYC for 3 years, she had constant exposure to dance classes that challenged her, while being surrounded by dancers who were dedicated to training and growing. She traveled around the country through her first job as the PT for the Broadway tour of "WarHorse" and saw these pockets of dance talent everywhere she went. So when she finally moved back home to Cleveland, she thought - why not create that here?
Cleveland already had a blossoming dance scene, full of new professional companies, master classes, and dance studios on every corner...but something was missing. With a full time traditional job schedule, every class she was available to take was full of kids or an adult class held at a beginner level. It was rare to find a room of adults dancing together outside of the professional dance scene. And that's where Cleveland Dance Project came in.
Anna strived to create an atmosphere similar to those in NYC and LA studios, where adults came from all over the area just to take class with other adults and improve their technique and skill. An environment where dancers pushed each other to be better, while building each other up. A place where dance meant family. A group that was all working towards a common goal: a biannual showcase. Weekly rehearsals with the same people who went from strangers, to friends, to family. Rehearsals where you were accepted, challenged, and supported; where much of your time was spent learning and perfecting, but some of it was also spent goofing around and bonding.
Since June 2017, CDP has been just that to hundreds of local dancers and choreographers. Don't believe us? Check out the reviews on Facebook and Google...and then join us for a class, a showcase, or drop us an email/message. We'd love to hear from you and make you a part of our dance family!
Still not sure about joining us? Check out just a few of our reviews...and then join us at our next class, audition, or performance! You won't regret it!
Season 5 Showcase
Choreographer Call: apply by July 15 if interested in producing pieces for our showcase in November 2019!
Dancer Call: pre-registration is required for open, all level auditions for our showcase. We do our best to place everyone in at least one piece! No prep required.
Upcoming Classes (ages 16+)
Classes are held at an int/adv level (all levels welcome) - meant to challenge dancers in a fun, but professional environment!
The Cleveland Dance Project
is the largest all adult dance group in the greater Cleveland/Akron area! We aim to provide dancers (18+) the opportunity to train, choreograph, and perform, while making art relatable to the community, and bringing people together through dance.
CDP Company Short Term Contract Auditions
Sunday July 7
Creative Movement Center in Broadview Heights
Pre-professionals & Professionals only
Bring headshot & resume
Pre-registration highly recommended