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Pre-professional performance company and training
program for dancers ages 8-19

On The Edge Youth Dance Ensemble  is a non-competitive, concert-based repertory dance company for dancers ages 8-19.  The company provides young dancers with a rigorous training program comprised of technical and expressive classwork, and fully designed concert dance performances.  


Founded in 2011 by Creative Directors Kim Borgaro and Robert Gilliam, On The Edge Youth Dance Ensemble's mission is to nurture young dancers in an artistic environment by encouraging company members to tap into their inner artist and embrace their creative expression through the art of dance. OTE provides dancers with a high-quality student-centered training program, and the opportunity to participate in the creation, production, and performance of works with the highest level of professionalism and artistic integrity. OTE bridges the gap between concert and commercial dance with a strong emphasis on the foundations of contemporary, modern, jazz, and ballet. However, the company's training and choreography successfully infuse hip-hop, African, Latin, and other ethnically diverse dance styles.  OTE serves as excellent preparation for dance programs at universities and a professional career in dance performance.  


OTE Youth Dance Ensemble hosts two annual company dance concerts each season in December and June.

* The company's Annual Holiday Concert in December (exact date TBD) features solos/duos/trios created, choreographed and performed exclusively by company dancers. The Holiday Concert also includes group pieces choreographed by company directors Kim Borgaro and Robert Gilliam and special guests. 

* OTE's Spring Concert, held in June (exact date TBD) at the Martha B Knoebel Dance Theater at Cal State Long Beach, features company repertoire pieces, new works choreographed by directors Kim Borgaro and Robert Gilliam, selected student choreographed along with guest choreographers/artists. 

* OTE Youth Dance Ensemble also participates in local and regional festivals and events throughout the year.

Dancers must audition each year to be a member of OTE Youth Dance Ensemble.

Each company has their own requirements in terms of how many class hours they must take/week and also how many rehearsal hours they have/week.   


OTE Mini Company (ages 8-12) | 5 class hours/week. 

Requirements include: 

Company Class/Rehearsal  Friday, 5:00-7:00PM

Three classes per week (1 Ballet, 2 additional classes)  

Additional classes are recommended but not required. 

Additional rehearsals will be added before each concert.


OTE Youth Dance Ensemble | (ages 13-19) | 10+ class hours/week 

Requirements include: 

Company Class/Rehearsal on Saturday, 1:00-6:00PM 

Company Class on Wednesday, 7:00-8:30PM

Ballet Class Monday 5:00-6:00PM or Wednesday 5:00-6:00PM 

Pointe/Pre-Pointe on Tuesday, 7:30-8:45PM 

Minimum of 4 additional classes per week 

Additional rehearsals will be added before each concert.


For tuition pricing or additional information, please contact us at: or 310  730 6503. 



The following pieces are in OTE’s current Active Repertoire. To speak about booking OTE Youth Dance Ensemble for a performance, master class or company event please email  Company Director, Kim Borgaro at

"Paris Attitude" 

Choreographed by Kim Borgaro 

Performed at 2016 Spring Concert 


Choreographed by Robert Gilliam 

Performed at 2013 Spring Concert 

"Part Hers" 

Choreographed by Robert Gillaims 

Performed at 2013 Spring Concert 

"The Moon Asked The Crow"

Choreographed by Kim Borgaro 

Performed at 2013 Spring Concert 

Performance Gallery 


5563 Sepulveda Blvd. Ste. D 
Culver City, CA 90230 



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