Bellingham Repertory Dance is a collective of accomplished dancers dedicated to bringing high-quality, vibrant contemporary dance to Bellingham. As a dancer-driven organization, BRD members share performance, administrative, marketing, production and artistic direction duties.
Established in 2005, BRD has built a reputation for producing fresh, engaging, diverse, audience-pleasing concerts that appeal both to established Modern Dance enthusiasts as well as to new audiences. Our strategy is to choose pre-seen choreographic works for our repertory – pieces that have already been performed and were received favorably by audiences. Choosing only “audience approved” pieces ensures that we present concerts with a high entertainment value. To date, the Company has worked with many regionally and nationally recognized choreographers, including Wade Madsen, Josh Beamish, Pablo Cornejo, Mary Sheldon-Scott, Deborah Wolf, Daniel Stark, Paige Barnes, Melissa Rolnick, Dionne Noble, Andy Noble, Lindsey Drury, and many others. As Bellingham continues to gain stature as an artistic community, we hope to grow as well, bringing great dance works to Bellingham and new audiences to Modern Dance.
BRD is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. All of the dancers’ time is donated – none are paid. For funding we rely on ticket sales and fundraising events, as well as monetary and in-kind donations from friends, family and supporters of dance. Please visit our Support page to make a donation. Bellingham Repertory Dance holds annual auditions to join the company. BRD aims to provide the community with high-quality production and presentation of contemporary dance.
The Company creates opportunities for accomplished dancers in our community to perform sophisticated, audience accessible works. Furthermore, BRD creates professional-level opportunities for established and emerging choreographers.