Loretta Livingston & Dancers is a contemporary performance ensemble based in
downtown Los Angeles. Artistic Director Loretta Livingston is a choreographer and
performer with a commitment to artistic collaboration and discovery. She has developed
creative processes that are both rigorous and playful, regularly working with composers,
designers, video artists and visual artists. She and her dancers work together to create set
choreographies and improvisational performance events, typically with live music and
video art.

The company works on a project basis, with a core group of five or six dancers, plus
musicians and video artists. New works are premiered in southern California.
Performance venues for the company range from large to intimate. Locations have
included the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, the Luckman Fine
Arts Complex in East Los Angeles, the Japan America Theater in Little
Tokyo/downtown Los Angeles, as well as intimate spaces such as the Luckman Art
Gallery and the Mark Taper Forum Auditorium in the historic Central Library of Los

As an individual artist Loretta Livingston takes choreographic commissions and travels
as a guest artist both nationally and internationally. Prior to forming Loretta Livingston
& Dancers in 1984 she toured internationally for ten years as a dancer in the Bella Lewitzky
Company. A fifth-generation Californian, Ms. Livingston chooses to live and work in the landscape
of the West and the urban environment of southern California.