History & Performances

In 2018, Heidi Duckler Dance became the inaugural artist-in-residence at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Medical Campus (MLK) in the 2nd Supervisorial District through an Our Town grant for $75,000. Since then, the residency has flourished through additional funding from Los Angeles County and the California Arts Council. All site-specific dance performances at the Martin Luther King Jr. Medical Campus are free and open to the public to attend. Subscribe to our newsletter for upcoming performance announcements. 

Recent Performances:

  • “Stay Awake” at the Medical Center parking garage (2019)
  • “Time for a Slow Dance” at the Jacqueline Avant Children and Family Center (2023)
  • “I Will Remember What I Forgot” at the new Behavioral Health Center. (2023)

Educational Initiatives

Extending our commitment beyond performances, we provide educational programs and mentorship initiatives. Our residency has organically evolved to meet the distinct needs of each community within Willowbrook and on the MLK campus.

Past Programs:

  • Watt’s Coffeehouse – Community health screening and panel discussion. 
  • The Willowbrook Library – Public forum on the history, beauty, and inspiration in Willowbrook, California. 
  • The Gateway at Willowbrook – Movement-based workshop for senior citizens. 
  • King Drew High School – Choreography workshop inspired by the stories of people in recuperative care.