Dallas Black Dance Theatre extends search for artistic director

Norma Porter

Dallas Black Dance Theatre company members with Associate Artistic Director Melissa M. Young and Founder/Artistic Director Ann M. Williams. Photo by Steven Ray.

Dallas, Texas – After leading the helm of the longest-running professional dance company in Dallas for 37 years, Dallas Black Dance Theatre Founder/Artistic Director Ann M. Williams announced her May 2014 retirement plans in July of 2013. But, one month before she is scheduled to leave her post, the Company is still looking for her successor.

The ideal candidate, Williams says, is a dedicated individual with a strong, proven track record and experience in choreography, management and programming at a professional dance company.

“It has always been my desire for Dallas Black Dance Theatre to become an institution not just a dance company,” she said. “When I look today at what has been achieved these past 37 years, I feel good about passing the “creative torch” knowing that DBDT has the support of my friends and the citizens of Dallas to continue providing artistic excellence in all of its programs.”

Williams is looking for a candidate to manage a staff of 12 full-time dancers and an assistant, represent the Company at fundraising events and partner with the organization’s Board of Directors and staff to promote the Company.

“I relish in the thought of finding the next creative leader that can continue the legacy of creative excellence by providing dance services to the people,” Williams said.

The position closes on Mon., April 28.

For more information on the Artistic Director position at the Dallas Black Dance Theatre, visit the link below or email artisticdirector@dbdt.com:


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