ABOUT THE PROJECT
ABOUT THE PROJECT
DREAM PROJECT is a performing dance team for women 18 years and older in the Denver area. DREAM PROJECT founder Lisa Pevateaux says, “I came up with DREAM PROJECT as a result of me missing the old Dance West DIVAS that I used to direct in Boulder. I feel there are very few opportunities for dancers over the age of 18 in Colorado except for professional cheerleading and theater. I have always found it sad that women stop dancing way before their time, and in many cases prior to reaching their highest levels of the sport/art. Because many dancers aren’t comfortable taking classes in the 'studio' environment once they graduate high school, they stop dancing all together... and this is where DREAM PROJECT comes in.”
To begin building this new dream she approached Bree Ray, an accomplished dancer, choreographer and current instructor at Elite Dance Academy to be the director for DREAM PROJECT. The partnership was natural since Bree was a vital part of many years of DIVAS and understands Lisa’s mission and dreams for the project. Cecily Stephenson took over as director in 2016 hoping to fill the brilliant and talented shoes of the directors before her. Like Bree, Cecily is also a DIVAS alumnus, and shares Lisa’s ongoing vision for DREAM PROJECT. Cecily is not only honored to be a part of DREAM PROJECT, but also strives to put together amazing shows for all to enjoy-from those who understand dance, to those who simply enjoy the arts.
WHY DREAM PROJECT IS SPECIAL
HOW IT ALL BEGAN...
DREAM PROJECT began in 2009 auditioning the best and most committed dancers from all over Colorado. Every single dancer to grace the stage through the project have been beautiful, caring, charitable role models for all dancers and girls following in their footsteps. They are all very important members of our community and want to make a difference while pursuing their passion for dance.
The other important element that makes up DREAM PROJECT is their charity work. With each show produced, DREAM PROJECT contributes a portion of show proceeds to a local charity. Since the inception of DREAM PROJECT, they have contributed over $5000 to deserving charities such as Project 1:27, Sense of Security, Wapiyapi, Alpine Rescue and Two Angels Foundation.