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Dallas Black Dance
Ann Williams

Founded in 1976 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. Dallas Black Dance Theatre is the oldest, continuously operating professional dance company in Dallas. Under the direction of the Artistic Director, Melissa M. Young, the contemporary company, consists of 14 professional, full-time dancers performing a mixed repertory of modern, ballet, jazz, and ethnic works by nationally and internationally known choreographers. Dallas Black Dance Academy, founded in 1974, is the official school for ages 4 and up. Moving to the Dallas Arts District continues the legacy of founder, Ann Williams. In October of 2014, the 2700 block of Flora Street was officially renamed Ann Williams Way in honor of the lifelong work of Ms. Williams. Read more at www.dbdt.com or call 214-871-2376 to join, donate, enroll in classes, rent space for events, and more.

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