Lula Washington is founder and artistic director of the Lula Washington Dance Theatre. Washington founded the company in 1980 with her husband Erwin Washington to provide a creative outlet for minority dance artists in the inner city. Today, Lula and her Company are revered across the United States and around the world. Lula’s work attracted the attention of the acclaimed film director James Cameron, who hired Lula to choreograph his hit movie “AVATAR”. She asked that he hire her entire dance company for the project and he did. The dancers worked on Avatar for more than a year. Lula also choreographed “The Little Mermaid” movie. LWDT has danced in over 150 cities in the United States, as well as abroad in Germany, Spain, Kosovo, Mexico, Canada, China, and Russia.