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DBDT: Encore! Represents the next generation of Dallas Black Dance Theatre with dance performances of the highest level of artistic quality and relentless excellence. Founded in 2000 by Ann Williams, DBDT: Encore! is the professional training company for Dallas Black Dance Theatre, consisting of eight classically trained and highly skilled dancers from around the nation to keep up with demand and continue to serve its local community.
Take 60 seconds and meet the dancers of DBDT: Encore! in this video!
Celebrating its 20th season, under the direction of Artistic Director Nycole Ray, DBDT: Encore! performs contemporary modern and lyrical works including world premieres and revivals of Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s repertoire, the company has grown from one that only featured emerging artists and choreographers to include commissions, and works by national and internationally recognized choreographers. As well as having earned an esteemed international reputation for its performances at festivals in Canada, Mexico and Chile.
DBDT: Encore! supports Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s ever-expanding local, regional and national performance schedule. The Company reaches thousands annually with diverse programming that provides valuable dance education programs in schools, conducts outreach activities in community venues, collaborations with cultural institutions and presents performances for universities, corporations and festivals.
Annually, DBDT: Encore! presents its main stage performance series Rising Excellence at Moody Performance Hall.
DBDT: Encore! – Rising Excellence