LA COUNTY DANCE-MAKERS: ACTIVITY, WORKFORCE, AND ECONOMICS
Research as a key component of DRC's mission to support a thriving dance ecosystem in Southern California.
The following study, conducted using Cultural Data Project profiles of dance-makers in Los Angeles, has allowed the Dance Resource Center to dive deeper than ever before into our understanding of the sector. This snapshot of the field reflects LA dance’s many successes and challenges, and provides a new platform for sharing, discussing and creating the story of dance in Los Angeles.
While this report captures only a small fraction of the dance activity in Los Angeles, we believe it establishes a set of key benchmarks and indicators that will be useful in measuring the health of our sector over time. The 41 dance-makers studied constitute an 8.7-million dollar industry, employing a dedicated workforce defined by its resourcefulness and entrepreneurship.
We hope this study will be the first of many to help us reflect on where we are now, so that we may together carve the path to future successes.