Entity Contemporary Dance was founded in 2009 by Marissa Osato, Will Johnston, and Elm Pizarro with the intent to forge connections between the Southern California hip-hop and contemporary dance communities. Based in Los Angeles, CA, Entity is a professional contemporary dance company that fuses modern, jazz, and hip-hop dance techniques to present innovative and charismatic repertory that explores the varying shades of human emotions. Fostering creative collaboration and exploration, Entity's mission is to bridge the gap between academic, commercial, and concert dance. Entity has performed in numerous festivals, benefit shows, and industry showcases throughout California. The company has produced two full length works, "Braxon VS. Oregon" (2014/2015) and "PEEL" (2016/2017)" and made its international debut in Hong Kong and Singapore in 2016. Most recently, the company won 1st place at the Capezio Ace Awards in Long Beach, CA. (Watch performance here.) The company will be premiering a new evening length work in August 2018. Entity holds open company class every Wednesday at 5:30 at Edge Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles, CA.