Our Mission

transcenDANCE Youth Arts Project empowers youth to mobilize social change through dance and performance in under served San Diego communities.

Our Values

  • Infuse creativity and innovation in all work
  • Create a setting for culturally diverse youth to collaborate in meaningful ways
  • Engage in compassionate communication methods.
  • Focus on local neighborhood youth
  • Inspire critical thinking and problem solving   for complex social issues through performance based learning
  • Facilitate all programs with a Youth Driven approach
  • Foster collaboration with individuals and organizations that can engage youth in mutual learning experiences.


transcenDANCE youth go through intensive technical dance theatre training and personal exploration by way of leadership development, community-building activities, and service projects with the ultimate goal of creating dynamic performances that synthesize their artistic strengths while addressing complex social issues that impact their community.  transcenDANCE youth performers share these inspiring performances with a greater audience to provoke community engagement with dance and social issues facing youth.