Press Releases 


December 7, 2022 Dallas Black Dance Academy Launches Adopt-A-School Dance Program An Intense Dance Curriculum to Support Schools (PDF)

November 22, 2022 Dallas Black Dance Theatre And DBDT: Encore! Present Black on Black Holiday Performances And Celebration (PDF)

November 18, 2022 La Academia de Danza del DBDT presenta Espresso Nutcracker Con un toque de música con influencia de jazz de la “Suite Nutcracker” de Duke Ellington (PDF)

November 17, 2022 Go “Behind the Scenes” With Dallas Black Dance Theatre During Thanksgiving Holiday (PDF)

November 14, 2022 Dallas Black Dance Academy Presents Espresso Nutcracker With a Twist of Jazz-Influenced Music by Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite (PDF)

October 21, 2022 El Dallas Black Dance Theatre presentan obras del aclamadas internacionalmente y coreógrafos cultivados del DBDT (PDF)

October 14, 2022 Dallas Black Dance Theatre Performs Works from Internationally Acclaimed to DBDT Cultivated Choreographers (PDF)

October 12, 2022 Dallas Black Dance Theatre Executive Director Zenetta S. Drew To Speak at International Arts Conference in Italy On New Business Models in the Post-COVID Era (PDF)

September 12, 2022 El Dallas Black Dance Theatre Presenta el 17a anual DanceAfrica Presentando a artistas invitados galardonados Giwayen Mata de Atlanta, la escuela secundaria Booker T. Washington para el Conservatorio de Danza de Artes Escénicas y Visuales, y el coro a capella “DeSoto A Cappella Choir y Varsity Women” (PDF)

September 12, 2022 Dallas Black Dance Theatre Presents the 17th Annual DanceAfrica Featuring Award-winning Guest Artists Giwayen Mata from Atlanta, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts Dance Conservatory, and DeSoto A Cappella Choir and Varsity Women (PDF)

September 1, 2022 American Airlines Supports Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s 2022-2023 Touring Season Which Spans 19 U.S. Cities and Canada (PDF)

June 11, 2022 Dallas Black Dance Theatre Makes its SummerStage Debut on July 22, 2022, in New York City (PDF)

May 11, 2022 Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s The BIG Dance A Boot Scootin’ Boogie Hometown Salute to Charley Pride Featuring Dion Pride and Janie Fricke Breckenridge Band and June Blount (PDF)

May 3, 2022 Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s 45th Season Finale Features A Captivating World Premiere, A Soaring Aerial and Tango Rhythms from Around the World (PDF)

March 24, 2022 Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s DBDT: Encore! Creates Magic On Stage with the New Texas Symphony Orchestra In Rising Excellence (PDF)

March 22, 2022 Dallas Black Dance Theatre Announces CATALYST Supporters For Its 45th Season (PDF)

February 7, 2022 Dallas Black Dance Theatre DBDT: Encore! Takes Dancing Beyond Borders to Richardson With a Mysterious and Majestic Performance (PDF)

January 31, 2022 Dallas Black Dance Theatre and Dallas Summer Musicals Partner With Dallas Independent School District In A New Arts Education Initiative During February 2022 (PDF)

January 28, 2022 Dallas Black Dance Theatre to Receive a $100,000 Grant From the National Endowment for the Arts As part of the American Rescue Grant (PDF)


December 20, 2021 Los bailarines del Dallas Black Dance Theatre van a actuar en vivo con músicos del norte de Macedonia en un estreno mundial Una mezcla de dos culturas En persona + transmisión en vivo + Bajo demanda (PDF)

December 10, 2021 Dallas Black Dance Theatre Dancers To Perform Live With North Macedonian Musicians in a World Premiere Blending Two CulturesIn-person + Streaming + On-demand (PDF)

November 15, 2021 Go “Behind the Scenes” With Dallas Black Dance Theatre (PDF)

November 10, 2021 La academia, el Dallas Black Dance Academy presenta el ballet Espresso Nutcracker Con la música influenciada por el jazz del ballet el Nutcracker Suite de Duke Ellington En persona + transmisión en vivo + Bajo demanda (PDF)

November 2, 2021 Dallas Black Dance Academy Presents Espresso Nutcracker Featuring Jazz-Influenced Music of Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite In-person + Live Streaming + On-demand (PDF)

October 27, 2021 El Dallas Black Dance Theatre y las coreógrafos aclamados internacionalmente hacen magia en el programa Director’s Choice (PDF)

October 20, 2021 Dallas Black Dance Theatre and Internationally Acclaimed Choreographers Make Magic in Director’s Choice (PDF)

September 20, 2021 Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s 16th Annual DanceAfrica Features Guest Artist Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance Ensemble And the DeSoto High School A Cappella Choir (PDF)

September 8, 2021 Dallas Black Dance Theatre Celebrates Success of Students Over 48 Seasons (PDF)

September 6, 2021 Dallas Black Dance Theatre Launches 45th Anniversary Season A Catalyst for Change Tickets On Sale Now In-person and Live Streaming Options Available (PDF)

June 29, 2021 Jacobs Pillow (PDF)

June 22, 2021 BIG Dance Raises Money for Academy Scholarships (PDF)

May 19, 2021 BIG Dance (PDF)

May 4, 2021 Spring Celebration (PDF)

April 28, 2021 International Dance Day (PDF)

April 9, 2021 Zenetta Drew Nominated for APAP Award (PDF)

March 17, 2021 Encore Rising Excellence (PDF)

March 9, 2021 Dancing Beyond Borders (PDF)

February 19, 2021 Dancing Beyond Borders (PDF)

January 14, 2021 Cultural Awareness (PDF)


December 18, 2020 Encore Choreographer Experience (PDF)

December 1, 2020 44th Season Spring 2021 (PDF)

December 1, 2020 Black on Black (PDF)

November 16, 2020 Behind the Scenes (PDF)

November 13, 2020 Espresso Nutcracker (PDF)

November 2, 2020 Directors Choice (PDF)

October 28, 2020 Unity Concert Spanish 2020 (PDF)

October 23, 2020 Concert Honoring Lives Lost to Racial Violence (PDF)

October 2, 2020 Mid-America Arts Alliance Award (PDF)

September 28, 2020 Dance Africa (PDF)

August 19, 2020 Dallas Black Dance Academy launches 47th season of classes using the virtual Zoom platform. (PDF)

August 4, 2020 Dallas Black Dance Theatre launches its 44th season with its Legacy Performance Series on a virtual platform during September. (PDF)

July 8, 2020 DBDT takes its virtual events to a new level presenting Petit Performance live across the Dallas Arts District for patrons to enjoy virtually from their homes. (PDF)

June 15, 2020 The mesmerizing, powerful words from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “We Shall Overcome” speech come to life in the work Bodies as Site of Faith and Protest choreographed by Tommie-Waheed Evans. (PDF)

June 4, 2020 Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and Project Unity announce a public concert to honor those who have lost their lives to racial violence and injustice. (PDF)

January 28, 2020 DBDT Cultural Awareness series features Alvin Ailey classic “Reflections in D,” performed to live music, and a world premiere by master choreographer Hope Boykin. (PDF)



November 26, 2019 DBDT offers all-inclusive, Black on Black holiday experience including complimentary happy hour, holiday-themed performance, and after-party in DBDT Studios. (PDF)

November 13, 2019 Dallas Black Dance Theatre invites the community to take a free “Behind The Scenes” view of its five performing companies. (PDF)

November 8, 2019 DBDT Founder Ann Williams speaks at One Dance UK international conference Re-generations – Dance and the Digital Space Conference at The Lowry Theatre in Salford, United Kingdom. (PDF)

October 25, 2019 Dallas Black Dance Academy presents second annual Espresso Nutcracker, a new twist on a holiday tradition and the only Nutcracker of color in
the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

October 4, 2019 Director’s Choice series features classic works of master choreographers and world premiere of emerging choreographer continuing 43-year tradition of launching the careers of talented choreographers. (PDF)

September 4, 2019 DBDT kicks off its 43rd season with the 14th Annual DanceAfrica series. (PDF)

August 26, 2019 DBDT launches its 43rd season with four world premieres, including new works by Bessie Award-winner Hope Boykin of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. (PDF)

July 8, 2019 Macedonia Film Premiere (PDF)

May 10, 2019 The Big Dance (PDF)

May 6, 2019 Spring Celebration (PDF)

April 30, 2019 Spring Celebration en español (PDF)

April 12, 2019 NYC Spirit of Now (PDF)

March 21, 2019  DBDT Encore! Rising Excellence April 12-13, 2019 at Moody Performance Hall (PDF)

February 8, 2019  DBDT Beyond Borders March 2018 in Fort Worth and Richardson (PDF)

January 9, 2019  DBDT Cultural Awareness at Wyly Theatre February 15-17, 2019 (PDF)


December 12, 2016 – Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) celebrates the 40th anniversary season of the dance company during its annual Founder’s Luncheon Wednesday January 18, 2017 (PDF)

December 15, 2016 – National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu approved more than $30 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017 (PDF)

December 13, 2016 – The 29th Annual International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance is honoring dance industry trailblazer Robert Battle, the Artistic Director for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater when it meets in Dallas, Texas January 25-29, 2017. (PDF)

December 2, 2016 – Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) returns to New York City for a sixth consecutive year. (PDF)

November 29, 2016 – Dr. Jane Chu, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) visited Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) as part of a two­-day tour of arts organizations in Dallas. (PDF)

November 23, 2016 – National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu To visit Dallas Black Dance Theatre November 28, 2016.  (PDF)

November 18, 2016 – The community is invited to take a peek Behind the Scenes of Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s five performing companies (PDF)

October 10, 2016 – DBDT Commissions Unique Audience Experience Using Wireless Headphones (PDF)

September 9, 2016 – 10th Annual DanceAfrica Festival and Performance (PDF)

August 17, 2016 – DBDT Celebrates 40th Season (PDF)

August 12, 2016 – DBDT Academy Fall Classes (PDF)

June 9, 2016 – Dance/USA Honors Ann Williams with ‘Ernie’ Award (PDF)

May 31, 2016 – Zenetta Drew Honored by Tx A&M-Commerce (PDF)

May 23, 2016.- Academy Spring Recital at Majestic Theatre 2016 (PDF)

May 4, 2016 – Spring Celebration 2016 (PDF)

April 8, 2016 – DBDT Collaborates with The Dallas Opera in SHOW BOAT  (PDF)

March 3, 2016 – DBDT Performs in Easter Service at St. Paul 2016 (PDF)

March 15, 2016 – 5th NY Season with 3 NY Premieres 2016 (PDF)

March 14, 2016 – DBDTII Presents Spring Fiesta (PDF)

February 8, 2016 – Dancing Beyond Borders 2016 (PDF)

February 3, 2016 – Cultural Awareness Series 2016 3 World Premieres (PDF)

February 1, 2016 – Cultural Awareness 2016 DBDT Alumni among Choreographers (PDF)

January 1, 2016 – DBDT Performing in IABD Denver, CO 2016 (PDF)


October 21, 2014 – A New Director – A New Series (PDF)

October 7, 2014 – Black on Black – The Choreographers Challenge Returns (PDF)

September 8, 2014 – DanceAfrica Moves to East End of Dallas Arts District (PDF)

August 21, 2014 – Dallas Black Dance Theatre Names New Artistic Director (PDF)

May 5, 2014 – Spring Celebration 2014 (PDF)

April 21, 2014 – Maryland 2014 (PDF)

March 17, 2014 – Dancing Beyond Borders 2014 (PDF)

March 26, 2014 – DBDTII – Spring Fiesta 2014 (PDF)

February 14, 2014 – New York Season 2014 (PDF)


December 19, 2013 – IABD 2013 (PDF)

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