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Dallas Black Dance Theatre and Boys & Girls Clubs join forces with American Ballet Theatre
By Michael Granberry 

(Dallas Morning News – published  September 2, 2015)
Officials for Dallas Black Dance Theatre and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas announced a creative partnership Wednesday with the renowned American Ballet Theatre.

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Profile

DanceFest Profile: Dallas Black Dance Theatre II
By Katie Dravenstott
(Theatre Jones – published September 2, 2015)

Starting out as a student-driven secondary company formed in 2000 by Dallas Black Dance Theatre Founder Ann Williams, Dallas Black Dance Theatre II (DBDT II) has flourished into a high caliber performance troupe made up of eight young and hungry semi-professionals from all over the place.

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Review
Letting it fly across the stage
By Shelley Padilla
(World Arts Today – published May 20, 2015)

A new aerial duet and story ballets from its repertory rounded out Dallas Black Dance Theater’s Spring Celebration.

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Review
Lots to Say
Dallas Black Dance Theatre closes its season on a high note, and standout performances by Omoniyi Obioha, with Spring Celebration.
By Margaret Putnam
(TheaterJones – published May 17, 2015)

Win some, lose some: Dallas Black Dance Theatre let loose with five works of various degrees of substance Friday night at the Wyly Theatre, with its first salvo Donald McKayle’s Angelitos Negros.

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Review
Dallas Black Dance Theatre taps strife, romance in premiere works
By Manuel Mendoza
(Dallas Morning News – published May 16, 2015)

Dallas Black Dance Theatre premiered a pair of vastly different works at the Wyly Theatre this weekend, urban strife giving way to sensual romance as the company demonstrated its diverse skills.

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Interview
New Heights
Dallas Black Dance Theatre takes to the sky with its first ever aerial work, What to Say? Sketches of Echo and Narcissus, at his year’s Spring Celebration Series, part of the Soluna Festival.
By Katie Dravenstott
(TheaterJones – published May 13, 2015)

Once in a while you see a dance that leaves you so raw and vulnerable you’re still feeling the effects days later.

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Interview
The Dallas dance world: Change is afoot
By Kaylah Burton
(FD Luxe – published May 4, 2015)

In the imitable words of author Oscar Wilde, “Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life.”

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News
5 To Watch
By Olivia Winston
(Brown Girls Do Ballet – published April 20, 2015)

Poised perfection, the following 5 dancers have been on our radar since very early on.

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News
FOX 5 New York – DBDT Masterworks Redefined 2015
(FOX 5 New York – Aired on April 20, 2015)

A sneak peek into rehearsals and interviews with Artistic Director April Berry and DBDT dancers.

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Review
DBDT Spotlights Young Talent In Dancing Beyond Borders
By Danna Wolfson
(D Magazine FRONT/ROW Blog – published March 21, 2015)

Over the years, one of the many pleasures of Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) has been watching their talented performers come through the ranks, and in the company’s 38 year history, founder Ann Williams brought to the forefront some enormously gifted dancers such as Nycole Ray and Melissa Young, to name a few.

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News
Man Up! Male dancers prep for Dallas Black Dance Theatre gala
By Elyssa Lassiter
(NewsFix CW33 – published March 6, 2015)

A group of men have come together to gear up for the Dallas Black Dance Theatre Spring Celebration and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s SOLUNA festival.

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Review
Journey With No Bounds: Dallas Black Dance Theatre shows a new level of maturity and substance in its 2015 Cultural Awareness Series at the Wyly Theatre
By Margaret Putnam
(TheaterJones – published Sunday, February 25, 2015)

Is this the same Dallas Black Dance Theatre that I have watched for the last 35 years?

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Review
Plenty of drama in premiere work at Dallas Black Dance Theatre
By Manuel Mendoza
(Dallas Morning News Guide Live – published February 21, 2015)

New artistic director April Berry has vowed that Dallas Black Dance Theatre won’t forget the last word in its name.

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Review
Relentless Indeed The Dallas Black Dance Theatre season opened with a thrilling Director’s Choice.
By Cheryl Callon
(TheaterJones – published November 6, 2014)

Dallas Black Dance Theatre opened their 38th season with the all-new Director’s Choice performance series presented at their home space, the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre.

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Review
Two Groundbreaking Dallas Dance Companies Debuted New Seasons This Weekend
By Danielle Georgiou
(Dallas Observer – published November 5, 2014)

This past weekend, the fall season of dance in Dallas started off with two very different shows from two very different companies.

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Review
Dallas Black Dance Theatre is a Cultural Blessing
By NDG Staff
(North Dallas Gazette – published November 4, 2014)

Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s unveiled its first series; Directors Choice under the creative vision of Artistic Director April Berry at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre this past weekend.

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News
April Berry steps forward as new artistic director of Dallas Black Dance Theatre
By Manuel Mendoza
(Dallas Morning News – published October 28, 2014)

April Berry says she was approached about the artistic director position at Dallas Black Dance Theatre while she was in town teaching this summer.

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News
Part of street to be named for Dallas Black Dance Theatre founder Ann Williams
By Norma Adams-Wade
(Dallas Morning News – published October 8, 2014)

Say goodbye to the east end of Flora Street as you know it.

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Review
Dance is Life! Dallas Black Dance Theater opens its season with an energetic DanceAfrica, in which several organizations celebrate African roots.
By Cheryl Callon
(TheaterJones – published September 25, 2014)

Dallas Black Dance Theatre brought the 38th annual DanceAfrica festivities, created by Dr. Charles Davis (Baba Chuck), to the Montgomery Arts Theater of Booker T. Washington High School for the Visual and Performing Arts last weekend.

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News
A New Artistic Director and Season for DBDT: Dallas Black Dance Theatre hires April Berry to replace the retired Ann Williams, and announces the 2014-15 season.
By Mark Lowry
(TheaterJones – published August 22, 2014)

Lots of announcements from Dallas Black Dance Theatre this week.

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News
Former Alvin Ailey Dancer To Succeed Ann Williams At Dallas Black Dance
By Jerome Weeks
(Art&Seek – published August 21, 2014)

Dallas Black Dance Theatre may be the city’s longest-established dance troupe, but it’s only now getting its second leader.

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