Wallpaper Performance Company

“In every second we are creating a moment. What more can an artist do for

their audience than create moments? Than create an experience that

resonates through every part of you. That makes you feel completely alive.”

Mission Statement:

Our greatest intention is to create performance that leaves the audience and performers feeling more connected with themselves, to their immediate surroundings, and to the possibilities that exist in their imagination.


-To create choreographic work that offers audience and performers the opportunity to discover new approaches to their relationship with dance
-To stimulate a conversation amongst audience and performers regarding their continuously evolving aesthetics in choreography and performance
-To lead the practice of real-time intuitive choice making for both professional performers and non-performers
-To generate choreographic work through a process that relies on real-time intuitive choice making within a collaborative environment
-To garner a consistent company of performers and designers who are paid at a professional level
-To choreograph contemporary dance work in San Diego that is shared both locally and around the globe, advocating for San Diego contemporary dance both nationally and internationally

Alicia Peterson Baskel – Artistic Director/Choreographer

Alicia Peterson Baskel is a 2015 San Diego Foundation Creative Catalyst Fellow. She received her MFA in Dance Theatre from UC San Diego in 2011 and immediately started the dance group, Wallpaper Performance Company. Baskel’s choreographic work has been presented by La Jolla Playhouse’s WOW Festival, ArtPower!, Sushi Contemporary Performance and Visual Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Space 4 Art, Patricia Rincon Dance Collective, Mojalet Dance Collective, San Diego Dance Alliance, San Diego State University Community Artists Series, And UC San Diego. Her dances have toured internationally to the Instituto de Clultura de Baja California in Tijuana, Mexico and the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space in Prague, Czech Republic. Alicia is also a writer and a mother.