“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.”

~Auguste Rodin

About Us

Project 7 is a one-of-a-kind professional contemporary dance company that brings an energized sense of contemporary dance to Atlanta through engaging experiences with our audiences, giving back to the community, and setting a positive example for young dancers. Under the direction of Cherrise Wakeham, Project 7 members commit to the company with the utmost professionalism and are performers, leaders, and educators in all disciplines of dance. Since its establishment in 2007, Project 7 has been recognized inDance Magazine for its “edgy, explosive L.A. contemporary jazz” style. Founder, director, and choreographer, Cherrise Wakeham, has had her work with Project 7…

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Founder, director and choreographer of Project 7 Contemporary Dance Company, Cherrise Wakeham has been dedicated to the art of movement since the age of seven and is now recognized nationally for her choreography as well as her success as an influential instructor.

With a relentless vision for style and innovation, she has shared her passion for dance with hundreds of students and several companies, studios, and intensives in the southeastern U.S., including The Project, Circuit on Tour, Breathe the Intensive, Gotta Dance Atlanta, Dance 101, Roswell City Dance…

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“Director, Cherrise Wakeham – 2014 Capezio A.C.E. Award 1st Runner-up Winner”



“The cast of EquiLIFTrium moved.” -Emily Yewell Volin, Dance Informa Magazine

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Fearidescence Review

“Every piece presented was fully realized. Wakeham captures the potential of her dancers, the music and the movement.” – Deborah Searle, Dance Informa Magazine


 Pulse Faculty Feedback

“So professional. So fabulous.” – Mia Michaels, Pulse

“Wonderful dancers. Beautiful minds.” – Wade Robson, Pulse

“Entranced by every movement. So unique.” – Brian Friedman, Pulse