Lesole's Dance Project

Lesole’s Dance Project (LDP) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, founded by Lesole Z. Maine in 2003. In 2003, LDP was the grant recipient of The Washington Post’s : Bringing the Arts to Our Community; and in 2007, LDP was nominated for the erging Performer/Group at the Metro DC Dance Awards. The company creates and performs works that highlight the unique qualities of contemporary modern and Afro-Fusion dance and provides educational residency programs on the movement and history of popular Traditional South African dances such as Gumboots, Indlamu, and Panstula. LDP has since performed nationally at the National Museum of African Art in Philadelphia, Miami International Book Fair, The Cincinnati Play House in Ohio, Michigan State University, and The Harris Theater-Dance Africa Chicago. Locally, the company has had the opportunity to perform at Dance Africa DC-Dance Place, University of Maryland, The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, and the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. In August 2009, LDP launched its First Annual International Edu-dance Program, working with local primary schools in the townships of Sebokeng, South Africa.