Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s Spring Celebration Gala

Dallas Black Dance Theatre Spring Celebration Gala

The Dallas Black Dance Theatre will present their Spring Celebration Gala on May 16 and 17, 2014.  The dance community joins in the celebration of Ann Williams’ legacy with two evenings of spectacular performances and receptions at the magnificent Winspear Opera House.

Joining the internationally acclaimed Dallas Black Dance Theatre will be Texas Ballet Theater, Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico, Bruce Wood Dance Project and Kirven Douthit-Boyd (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre).

In addition, Dallas Black Dance Theatre will premiere new works choreographed by Lily Weiss (Booker T. Washington HSPVA), Christopher Vo (Dallas native- NBC hit series SMASH) and Bruce Wood (Bruce Wood Dance Project).

Both evenings will begin with a red carpet reception featuring the biopic The Dream, a biographical film that chronicles the history of Dallas Black Dance Theatre and features interviews with several community supporters. After the performance, a VIP reception will be held for performers, guests artists and audience members to mingle with Williams.


The Spring Celebration Series will be Williams’ final act after 40 years of dedicated service providing exceptional dance education and performances to an international dance audience. During her reign as Artistic Director, the Dallas Black Dance Academy and Dallas Black Dance Theatre have provided performances to over 3.5 million arts patrons and 2.5 million students worldwide in 30 states and 12 countries.

Performances for the series will be held Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 18 at 7:30pm. Tickets for the performances and VIP receptions are available and can be purchased by calling the ATTPAC Box Office at 214.880.0202 or visiting the website at dbdt.com. Donations may also be made in honor of Ann Williams’ legacy at dbdt.com/support, and social media congratulations are welcome using the  Twitter hashtag #ThankYouAnnWilliams.

The Dallas Community Celebrates the Legacy of Ann Williams
May 16 – 17 | 7:30 p.m. | Winspear Opera House
Dallas Black Dance Theatre Spring Celebration Gala
Contact ATTPAC to order tickets or purchase by phone at 214.880.0202

About Dallas Black Dance Theatre

DBDT LogoFounded by Ann Williams, the mission of Dallas Black Dance Theatre is to create and produce contemporary modern dance at its highest level of artistic excellence through performances and educational programs that bridge cultures and reach diverse communities. With an ever-expanding national and global audience, the company employs a diverse, multi-ethnic troupe of dancers performing for audiences of all ages and background.

Located at the eastern end of the thriving downtown Dallas Arts District, Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) is a nationally recognized professional modern dance company that engages the cross-cultural community through contemporary modern dance presented from the African-American experience. Over the course of its history, DBDT has performed worldwide for 3.5 million arts patrons and 2.5 million students, grades K-12, and annually serves more than 100,000 persons in Dallas and the North Texas area, including more than 20,000 youth.

Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s professional company, DBDT, consists of 12 full-time professional dancers performing a mixed repertory of modern, jazz, African and spiritual works by nationally and internationally known choreographers. DBDT’s second performing company, DBDT II, consists of 10 semi-professional artists from around the nation to support DBDT’s growing local and regional educational outreach.

Dallas Black Dance Academy celebrates 40 years of providing dance instruction to the community. Over 450 students participate weekly in over 50 dance classes in the disciplines of ballet, jazz, tap, modern, and African. Classes are offered at the DBDT studios located at 2700 Flora Street in the Dallas Arts District.

Photo by: Enrica Tseng

Dallas Black Dance Theater Spring Fiesta

Spring Fiesta

Latino Cultural Center

Friday, March 4 // 7:30pm
Saturday, March 5 // 7:30 pm

Dallas Black Dance Theatre II returns to the Latino Cultural Center for the 11th Annual Spring Fiesta Series. Performing new choreography from Millicent Johnnie, plus exciting new works set by new Dallas Black Dance Theatre II Director, Nycole Ray, the evening is sure to leave the audiences mesmerized by the beauty and grace of DBDT II’s stage presence. Order your tickets for the DBDT Spring Fiesta.

Dancing Beyond Borders

Fort Worth Scott Theater

Wednesday, March 9, 2011// 7:30pm

The intimate, quaint, and personal feel of Fort Worth Scott’s Theatre will be the setting for Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s annual Dancing Beyond Borders Performance Series. Audience members will feel the intensity and power of each dancer as they perform ballets from nationally recognized choreographers.  Order your tickets for the DBDT Dancing Beyond Borders

Dallas Black Dance Theater’s Cultural Awareness Series

Cultural Awareness Series

February 23-27. 2011

AT & T Performing Arts Center
Wyly Theater
2400 Flora Street (two blocks east on Ross at Pearl)

Feel the joy and excitement of dance as Dallas Black Dance Theatre performs audience favorites including Bruce Wood’s Smoke, Darryl Sneed’s …And Now Marvin, and the return of the spiritual suite Beams from Heaven by Christopher Huggins.

Wednesday, February 23  at  7:00pm
Thursday, February 24 at 7:00pm
Friday, February 25 at  7:30pm
Saturday, February 26 at 7:30pm
Sunday, February 27 at 2:30pm

Order your tickets for the Dallas Black Dance Theater.