Bellingham Repertory Dance (BRD) is a professional contemporary dance collective in Bellingham, WA. BRD began with its first fall performance in 2006, and is now producing two full-length concerts annually.
The founding mission of BRD was to create continuing opportunities for the community’s most accomplished dancers to perform sophisticated professional dance works by established and emerging choreographers. Now in addition, BRD provides educational opportunities by offering weekly dance technique classes, quarterly master classes with guest artists, annual youth outreach programs, the 7-Day Dance Festival, and rehearsals open for public viewing. Participation in the organization is open to all community members, while the artistic members of BRD are selected each season through audition. All artistic members share performative, educational, and administrative duties. Each season, BRD elects a board, and a leadership team of returning members to serve asliaisons for the five branches of the organization: Education, Performance Planning, Communications, Fundraising, and Administration.
To date, the company has worked with many regionally and nationally recognized choreographers including Wade Madsen, Mary Sheldon-Scott, Marlo Martin, Joy French, Josh Beamish, Deborah Wolf, Melissa Rolnick, Gina & Kyle Sorensen, Pablo Cornejo, Michele Miller, Dionne Noble, Andrea Shelley, Kevin Jenkins, Daniel Stark, Mari Meade, Lauren Edson, Lindsey Drury, Daniel Stark, Paige Barnes, Darion Smith, Monica Campbell, Ryan Corriston, Eva Stone, Mark Haim, Rachel Lincoln, Cyrus Khambatta, Kate Wallich, Kate Digby & Holly Jaycox, Andy Noble, Daniel Costa, Shannon Mockli, and many others.
As Bellingham continues to gain stature as an artistic community, BRD hopes to also grow and continue to bring great dance works to local and new audiences to contemporary dance.
BRD is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For funding the company relies 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.