Chamber Dance Project, dancers & musicians, is a company of professional artists dedicated to redefining contemporary ballet in partnership with live music in intimate settings heightening the impact on audiences. We are dedicated to sharing our art and exposing it to a diverse audience not otherwise afforded the opportunity.

Our work is a celebration of outstanding artists and designers collaborating on works which have a contemporary relevance and resonance. We are devoted to supporting the creation of new choreographic works and musical scores and to their performance with other contemporary works onstage as well as in film. We utilize the intimate and interactive settings of the rehearsal studio, educational classroom and the theater to share our creative process.

CDP has had an outstanding summer season. From DC to NYC, our artists have made their mark in the contemporary ballet world!


Chamber Dance Project is built on the creativity, drive and ambition of our staff.
Diane Coburn Bruning, Founder and Artistic Director
Claudia Chudacoff, Principal Musician
Luis R. Torres, Ballet Master
Carla Samson, Web master
Christian Taylor-Low, Visual Communications Director
Shannon Sheridan, Development Associate
Karen Sehnal, Business Manager
Ashlee McKinnon, Administrative Assistant
Troy Reimer, Marketing and Communications Associate


202.499.2297 or
700 12th Street NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
  • Chamber Dance Project has been giving audiences the rare opportunity to see ballet, traditionally an art of distance, up close…Diane Coburn Bruning insists on live music and inventive choreographer which often stretches classical lines in engaging new directions. She works with the best.

    Erika Kinetz
    The New York Times
  • The idea of chamber ballet is so appealing…even more when you add dancers who are technically superb…CDP comes as close to fulfilling these expectations as I’ve seen.

    Susan Yung
    The Dance Insider
  • It was clever, and witty, but had a real bite…fortunately the modern edge didn’t disintegrate into ultra cool…she created some interesting, jagged, yet flowing shapes…this innovative and honorable respect for music contributed to a very interesting evening.

    Mary Cargill
    Dance View