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 in Dance Magazine for its "edgy, explosive L.A. contemporary jazz" style. Founder, director, and choreographer, Cherrise Wakeham, has had her work with Project 7 reviewed by ArtsCritic ATL as being a "contemporary style with an undercurrent of risk-taking and emotional honesty." The company has been invited to both The Joyce Theatre and Pulse National Galas in New York City. Entering their seventh season, Project 7 continues to bring their style of movement to the Atlanta area by hosting workshops at local studios, guest performing for charitable events, and producing 2 full-evening length shows. Stay up to date on this and more on our website or find us on Facebook!

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CHERRISE WAKEHAM, Director/Choreographer


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 and others. Recently, Cherrise was interviewed by and featured in the October issue of Dance Informa Magazine, chosen as a finalist for the 2010 Capezio ACE Awards in New York City this past summer for her work, Be Your Love, and in 2009, recognized in Dance Spirit Magazine for her piece, Vogue, named the 2009 Editor's Choice, Video of the Year. Having graduated Summa Cum Laude with Honors from Georgia State University with a B.A. in Psychology, Cherrise aims to combine a concentration in child development with her passion for cultivating creativity, discipline, and self-worth within her students and a positive creative experience in her company.

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