2017 Performances and Events

  • Conceived by Peter Kalivas with Rayme Sciaroni.  
    3 singers, 4 dancers along with the audience “mash” pop & theater songs in a FAST, FUN, Wildly entertaining, sometimes poignant cabaret experience FOR ALL!
    Each Show ends with the audience in a Conga Line Out the Door!
    APRIL 29th – 30th, 11am to 6pm FREE
    Dance on the EDGE at Mission Federal Credit Union’s ARTWALK in Little Italy
    20 Professional, semi-professional dance companies and artists of diverse styles perform on the San Diego Union Tribune stage before an estimated crowd of 10,000
    Learn more about each company at the DotE Booth.
    June 26 – 30th PGK Dance SUMMER INTENSIVE
    5 days: Ballet, “Horton” inspired Contemporary/Modern Technique, Performance Skills, PGK Dance Repertory, Composition.  Lectures and guest talks on: Career Development, Teaching, Dance-Making, Art & Economics.
    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, among others across the US/Abroad, award winning choreographer, sought after Master Teacher, Lecturer, Founding Director The PGK Project)
    PGK Dance Company Members 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 by audition only.
    Sunday April 2nd 10am till Noon at Culture Shock Dance Center San Diego
    Register in Advance by sending:
    Resume with head/dance shot to: Admin@ThePGKProject.org
    VIDEO SUBMISSIONS must be received by the same day sent along with Resume and head/dance shot.
    VIDEO SHOULD INCLUDE: 15 minutes each of:
    Class Work (any style), at least one section across the floor
    Some Performance Footage up to 2 minutes Maximum.
    NONE needs to be High Production or edited, just visible.
    REGISTRATION FEES DUE: April 15th (50% non-refundable)
    BALANCE DUE May 1st
    $400 for one week (includes performance)
    $15 Drop In Rate – Per Class

    ‘PGK’ Summer Intensive

    NOVEMBER 17-19th The Lyceum Main Stage Theater
    New Work by Artistic Director, Peter Kalivas including his body percussion & live music trilogy, revival of his “Without Walls” following its acclaimed debut at REDCAT/LA, new guest choreographers creating work for his critically acclaimed – The PGK Dance Project and a SPECIAL EVENT Program presenting local invited artists and companies in their work.

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


Admin@ThePGKProject.org for more information

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