FIRST THURSDAYS ART WALK
Laguna Dance Festival will host a performance during the August Art Walk at the Laguna Art Museum featuring performances by Justin Pham and dancers from Murieta Dance Project. Two performances at 6pm and 6:30pm.
Justin Pham is the director and creator of MDP Industry, a dancer, choreographer, and creative director originating from San Diego, California. He graduated from the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance with a BFA in Dance and Minor in Cinematic Arts, where he had the opportunity to study under renowned artists and directors such as William Forsythe, Jodie Gates, and Desmond Richardson. During his time in school, he signed with Go 2 Talent Agency, performed iiLuminate’s Las Vegas show, and was featured on “So You Think You Can Dance” where he advanced to theTop 20 and performed in the Emmy award-winning number “Brand New.” While his love for dance is strong,
Justin has found a true passion for choreography. In addition to setting pieces across the country, he has directed and produced multiple independent dance films and was a finalist at the 2017 McCallum Choreography Festival. Most recently, Justin was awarded as a choreographic finalist at the prestigious 2020 Capezio A.C.E. Awards where he presented a new work at The Montalbán in Hollywood. Justin is the co-founder of Artists Collaborate Together (ACT), a production company with a focus on networking, building relationships, and celebrating art. He is also a guest instructor for studios across the nation, as well as virtually on the global dance network, CLI Studios. Justin hopes to create a more cognitive and educational perspective on dance and choreography, specifically through the mediums of film and television, and works to become a multifaceted and interdisciplinary artist to innovate the dance industry for generations to come.
Murrieta Dance Project is a place where dancers receive the highest quality training while developing meaningful relationships that last a lifetime. The studio opened in August 2006 under the Direction Of Erin Babbs and Susan Barnett. Current Director, Erin Babbs has been a professional dance instructor for 23 years. Erin has had a lifelong dream of creating a passionate and meaningful dance experience for all individuals. The dynamic and professional staff of Murrieta Dance Project are dedicated to providing a strong technical base while guiding every student towards self-confidence and promoting integrity and a passion for dance.
Thursday, August 4, 2022
6pm and 6:30pm
Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, California 92651
+1 949 494 8972