Yeko Ladzeko-Cole

Yeko Ladzekpo-Cole

choreography & movement

Yeko Ladzekpo-Cole was born into a family of drummers, dancers and composers from the country of Ghana, West Africa. Her parents helped establish the West African Drum and Dance program at California Institute of the Arts and UCLA. She herself holds a Bachelor’s degree in Dance from CalArts and continues to carry on the tradition of performing and teaching the various styles of West African music and dance. For over 10 years, Yeko worked closely with her parents and their professional company Zadonu and has now taken over the reins and revitalized the company. She has led Ford Theatres JAM Sessions both on site and in the City of Santa Clarita, Newhall since 2013.

Yeko Ladzekpo-Cole has also worked under the direction of Debbie Allen and Lula Washington and with DreamWorks Studios on the dance sequences for the movie Madagascar II, Escape to Africa. She has performed with Fleetwood Mac during a Superbowl tailgate concert, at an anniversary celebration concert for the Grammy Music Awards, for the opening gala party for The Lion King movie, and in Shakira’s video for the 2010 World Cup anthem “Waka Waka.”

adventure pack: final four

A four concert package geared to the first-timer that showcases the ensemble’s artistry and trademark mix of regal classics and music from today’s leading composers. Includes tickets to hear the Mozart Requiem conducted by Jaime Martín in his debut performance as music director designate.

adventure pack: pushing the envelope

Join "America's finest chamber orchestra" for a four concert package aimed at adventurous listeners featuring World Premieres from composers James Newton Howard, Sarah Gibson and Juan Pablo Contreras as well as the West Coast premiere of Grammy award-winning Bryce Dessner’s Voy A Dormir.

adventure pack: regal classics

Join Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra for a budget-friendly three concert journey through European music history showcasing the undisputed cornerstones of orchestral repertoire including Bach’s Orchestral Suites Nos. 1 & 3 as well as works by Mozart, Handel and Haydn.