Luke Dakota Zender
Luke Dakota Zender started dancing here in Los Angeles at the age of seventeen. Since then Luke has self curated an eclectic dance education giving him a versatile understanding of what it means to be a mover, performer and an overall aware human being. Zender has studied with Debbie Allen, Peridance Capezio Center, Bill T. Jones, David Dorfman, Northwest Dance Project, Body Traffic, Hubbard Street and most recently Anouk Van Dijk. After spending 4 years in the mountains and solitude of his hometown in Wyoming in an effort to find a deeper understanding of himself and the world in which he chooses to live, Luke has relocated back to the city of angels where it all started. Back in Wyoming, Luke Danced for Contemporary Dance Wyoming under direction of Babs Case for four years. While with CDW, Luke had the opportunity to perform in works by Babs Case, Francesca Romo, Gina Patterson, David Dorfman, Troy Ogilvie, Dan Walczak, Alysa Pires and Alice Klock. Since his return to Los Angeles Luke has worked with Heidi Duckler Dance, Brockus RED, and presented his own choreographic work. Zender is beyond grateful for the opportunity to share and bring Laura’s vision for “Formulae and Fairy Tales” to fruition with and for the community that the Broad Stage has cultivated.