Hailed as Dallas’ ‘shining star’ by Arts and Culture Texas, Bruce Wood Dance (BWD) is a contemporary dance company that harnesses the power of dance to entertain, enrich, and heal. BWD celebrated 10 years of excellence in the 2019-2020 season. BWD is built on the vision and prolific artistry of acclaimed Texas choreographer Bruce Wood (1960-2014). Artistic director Joy Bollinger champions Wood’s legacy and offers programming described as ’emotionally charged and highly kinetic’ ( Recent commissions include works by 2018-2019 Jacob’s Pillow Choreography Fellow Bryan Arias, Bessie-nominated Katarzyna Skarpetowska, sought-after artists Yin Yue and Garrett Smith, and resident dancemakers Kimi Nikaidoh and Bollinger. Moreover, the 2020 repertoire features ‘Elemental Brubeck’ by the legendary New York choreographer Lar Lubovitch. BWD touring programs feature classes for ages seven through adult in ballet, modern, and jazz, and performances that leave a lasting impact. BWD has been recognized as Best Dance Company by D Magazine in 2013, 2014, 2017, and 2019. BWD has performed at the prestigious Joyce Theater in New York on the 2020 American Dance Platform; in Austin, Houston, Fort Worth, Humble, and Big Spring, Texas; at Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Performance Series; and at festivals in New York, Ohio, and Washington, DC. Photo by Sharen Bradford.

Additional information



Contact name

Gayle Halperin

Contact address

3630 Harry Hines Blvd. #36 Dallas TX 75219

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Public performance

$2500 – $10000

School performance

$1000 – $2500

Workshop fees

$250 – $2000

Travel per diem lodging

$720 – $4000




Special audiences

Festivals, Hands-on activities, Libraries, People with disabilities, Schools, Seniors

School audiences

High, Middle

Venue size

Larger, Medium, Smaller, Unplugged, Very Large

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