Press Releases 


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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