2017 Performances and Events

  • THRU 2017 
    Dance on the EDGE at Mission Federal Credit Union’s ARTWALK
    30 Professional, semi-professional dance companies and artists of diverse styles from across San Diego and beyond perform on the San Diego Union Tribune stage before an estimated crowd of 10,000
    Learn more about each company and performance schedule here:
    “The PGK Dance Project is San Diego’s Premiere Contemporary Dance Company” Courtney Bowers, Dance Spirit Magazine
    ANNUAL PGK DANCE Summer Intensive June 26 – 30th
    June 26 – 30th PGK Dance SUMMER INTENSIVE
    5 days 9am to 3pm: Ballet, “Horton” inspired Contemporary/Modern Technique, Performance Skills, PGK Dance Repertory, Composition.  Lectures and guest talks on: Career Development, Teaching, Dance-Making, Art & Economics.
    *Intensive is for intermediate dancers and up, 14 years and older
    Participants Perform 2 works they learn at our annual, sold out:
    “Welcome to Summer” performance in Balboa Park on Friday, June 30th at 730pm.
    Faculty and Choreographers include:
    Peter Kalivas (Ailey II, Sean Curran Company/NYC, Cirque du Soleil among others across the US/Abroad, award winning choreographer, sought after Master Teacher, Lecturer, Director The PGK Project)
    PGK Dance Company Members teach and stage PGK Dance Rep with soon to be announced guest artists who have previously included: Kim T. Davis, Michael Nickerson-Rossi (Artistic Director Nickerson-Rossi Dance), Gunta Liepina (Fulbright Scholar/Latvia), Michael Medcalf (former principal dancer Cleo Parker Robinson/Denver), Denise Enriquez (original member of the Belize National Dance Company/Central America).
    SCHOLARSHIPS/WORK STUDY STILL Available by video only.
    “LIVE” Auditions have passed
    Send: Resume with head/dance shot should include list of training and performance experience plus link to video (Youtube or Vimeo ONLY) NO MORE THAN 5 minutes must include – Portions of YOU Taking any style class, plus excerpts of you in a performance or dancing a choreography recorded in your studio or alternate space to: Admin@ThePGKProject.org
    OR SIMPLY REGISTER by Sending your Resume making payment.
    REGISTRATION FEES DUE: April 30th (50% non-refundable)
    BALANCE DUE May 15th
    $400 for one week (includes performance)
    $15 Drop In Rate – Per Class

    ‘PGK’ Summer Intensive

    May 6th The PGK Dance Project at Lincoln Park Community Arts Festival sponsored by Urban Collaborative Project, Civic San Diego and the El Canto Arts Initiative
    June 10th The PGK Dance Project returns for the 2nd Annual PLAYDATE at Chollas Lake sponsored by SD City Council member Myrtle Cole District 4
    June 23rd The PGK Dance Project performs at the Food Truck and Arts Festival in Diamond District sponsored by the Diamond Business Association
    June 26th – 30th PGK Dance Summer Intensive at Culture Shock Dance Center
    June 30th “Welcome to Summer” Concert 730pm at the Veterans Museum/Balboa Park with guest Veterans who are artists the Westwind Brass, Tony “the Vet” LoBue and Brian Meyer improvisational paint artist
    August 12th The PGK Dance Project makes its 3rd appearance at the 3rd Annual Diamond Street Festival sponsored by: the Diamond Business Association, City Councilmember Myrtle Cole, US Bank
    September/October “Gay (as in HAPPY) Songs & Dances” TOURS to San Diego regional University/College campuses sponsored by each of their independent LGBT Service centers.  “Gay (as in Happy)… had its World Premiere April 6-9th, 2017 at the Diversionary Theatre San Diego, the nation’s 3rd oldest LGBT Theater

Nov. 17-19th The PGK Dance Project “Falls Back” to the Lyceum MainStage with Choreography by: Kevin Jenkins (Princess Grace award nominee), Ron “RJ” Davis (recipient of SDDT’s Young Choreographer’s Award) alongside new works by Project Director Peter Kalivas in collaboration with guest music ensembles: Aja Lee & the Westwind Brass.  Brian Meyer will improvise and install “in the moment” a show in the lobby of The Lyceum inspired by the production as it happens

Nov. 19th @ 6pm The PGK Project Presents the first annual San Diego Dance Showcase on the MainStage at The Lyceum.  This is a program of up to 8 SD Based companies, independents performing previously presented works (not new work) selected by an outside regional, national, international panel of dance presenters, agents, managers, curators, not affiliated with The PGK Project, Inc.  Several professional development workshops will accompany, mentorship opportunities via the panel and all participants paid based on attendance sales

VIDEO of The PGK Dance Project at The Lyceum Theater CLICK PHOTO


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VIDEO: “What is The PGK Dance Project and what makes us different?” What makes The PGK Dance Project different?
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*Your tax-deductible support of PGK’s performance and educational programs widens access and deepens appreciation of the arts through participatory dance workshops for schools and community groups, buses and tickets to experience The PGK Dance Project’s professional performances, and Summer Intensive scholarships enabling talented dancers and choreographers with limited means to pursue advanced training.  Link below to order your PGK Dance Top.



Everyone who makes a donation of $50 or more receives a PGK Streetwear Top of their Choice and 1 ticket to see us an upcoming production.  The More you GIVE the MORE you GET!

All donations acknowledged.


Looking for another way to give?
Contact us at Admin@ThePGKProject.org – admin@thepgkproject.org for
information on Volunteer and Sponsorship opportunities, donate miles to support PGK Dance’s Upcoming “Made in San Diego” Touring.

All the best from PGK Dance and be awesome!


Peter G. Kalivas

Artistic/Executive Director
The PGK Project, Inc
4704 A Street
San Diego, CA 92102
(619) 886-7924
Nonprofit Tax ID: 20-4740701

Photos Credit: Jim Carmody (Liza Voll, top, PGK Dance “Made in San Diego” Gallery Tour Boston; Sue Brenner Photography on Red Tank, Manuel Rotenberg PGK at the Lyceum theater )


The PGK Dance Project’s 2017 Season is funded, supported and sponsored by: the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, the City of San Diego, the California Arts Council, The National Endowment for the Arts, San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox, City Council Members David Alvarez and Myrtle Cole, Dr. Stuart E. Schwartz & Karl Peterson, Dorothea Laub and other individual “PGK Partners” including: Molly Puryear, Natasha Ridley, Eugene Morones, Tom & Linda Hines, Anthony Moore with additional support from Vertical Response, Office Depot, Culture Shock Dance Center, Discount Dance Supply and Public Architecture and Planning, sponsored by Veteran Tickets Foundation, Arts4Vets, Veterans Services Center at California State University San Marcos, the Diversionary Theater, the San Diego Art Institute, Learning Tree After School program, Urban Beats at TAY ACADEMY, Mission Hills High School, Helix High School, Radio Pulso del Barrio, San Diego Arts Foundation, Vanguard Culture, The San Diego Public Library, The Scripps Wellness Center, The Sherman Heights Community Center, The Horton Theater Foundation, San Diego Dance Connect, The Little Italy Business Association, Mission Federal Credit Union’s ARTWALK Little Italy, The Diamond Business District, Primary Focus and The Artists Odyssey, The Mexican Consulate San Diego, CECArtsLink for cultural exchanges abroad, Food for Good, Job Corp San Diego, the San Diego Union Tribune, San Diego Performing Arts League, Bluefoot Bar & Lounge North Park, ArtProduce North Park, the COLOR BAR, ArtsNorthwest, San Diego Magazine, San Diego Theater Week, Arts for Learning, Rising Arts Leaders San Diego, Dance Resource Center Los Angeles, Malcolm X Library.  NeNe’s and Irene Zazueta.com the “official” dance and dress shoes for PGK Dance and KIND PGK Dance’s “official” snacks provider (photo: PGK Dancers: Kevin Truitt, Martin Anthony Dorado, Ron Davis with PGK Director Peter Kalivas wearing their “zazueatas”).    KINDLogo_Pantone_Pos