Baltimore Black Dance Collective Inc. is a 501c 3 non-profit dance advocacy organization that knows that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives. Back in 2019, our organization realized that there was something within the Baltimore dance community that was missing. For us and many others, that was the lack of representation & support of Black Dance artists and dance companies in the local arts scene.
Being Black Dance artists ourselves, we decided it was time to shift what the Baltimore arts scene knows and experiences from Black Dance artists from across genres, from both seasoned & emerging dance artist as well as young dancers in the beginning of their training.
By working together as co-founders, we strive to offer guidance, support, and visibility to Black Dance artists in the Baltimore area in order to share & preserve the legacy and history that exists & is continuing to develop here today.
"We weren't pushing Black is beautiful, we just showed it!"
~ Katherine Dunham
From the beginning, Baltimore Black Dance Collective Inc. has been driven by the interests and involvement of our incredible and engaged community. We are a growing dance advocacy organization focused on improving our collection of content and enhancing diversity and culture in the Baltimore dance community and the Baltimore area as a whole. We aim to be a great resource by offering opportunities for dancers, dance enthusiast, & community members to be active in a variety of community classes, workshops, lectures as well as showcases/performances that will engage members of our community in a vibrant, creative and safe environment.