*May* the dance keep coming!


Congratulations to Ellice Patterson and Ashton Lites, a.k.a Stiggity Stack, for being named City of Boston Artists-in-Residence!


Congratulations to Peter DiMuro, Jazelyn Goudy and Levi Marsmannominated for Elliot Norton Awards in choreography for the theatre!



KAIROS dance is thrilled to offer “COOKBOOK FOR THE BONEHOUSE,” an improvisation workshop with internationally-acclaimed director/ choreographer, Paula Josa-Jones. The workshop will be held at The Dance Complex @ Canal on Monday, May 2 from 12-1PM.


The NEA is hosting a virtual webinar on An Introduction to the Arts Public Funding Ecosystem on Wednesday, May 4 from 2-3PM.


Boston Conservatory at Berklee presents FORWARD: Senior Dance Showcase, featuring graduating contemporary dance B.F.A. students. Thursday, May 5 at 7PMat the Boston Conservatory Theater


MIT Music and Theater Arts presents OPERA/DANCE/ELECTRIC GUITAR. Alison Clancy / Gary Lucas featuring choreography by Carolyn Choa and presented with special permission of The Metropolitan Opera, NYC. Friday, May 6 at 8PM. 


The Boston Ballet presents MINDscape. Running from May 5-15, MINDscape include two world premieres by William Forsythe and Jorma Elo.


As a preview to the BDA Gala, check out Flamenco Technique & Choreography Master Class Seriesby Nino de los Reyes with Guest Artist Triana Maciel Prats at the Cambridge Community Center for the Arts! Three in-person and virtual workshops will be on Friday, May 6 from 6:30-9PM, Saturday, May 7 from 10:30am-1PM, and Sunday, May 8 from 12:30-3PM. 


Island Moving Companypresents Resonant Visions and Tales of Mother Goose. The former will be on May 6 and 7 at 7:30PMand the latter, May 7 and 8 at 4PM in Barrington, Rhode Island.


José Mateo Ballet Theatre presents Beyond the Beaten Path: Tap Dancing with Ryan Casey and OFF BEAT as a part of their Dance Saturdays Series. The performance will be at the Sanctuary Theater in Harvard Square on Saturday, May 7 at 7PM.


Celtic Illusion is set to light up Boston’s Shubert Theatre with its unique fusion of modern Irish dance and spellbinding magic for one night only on Saturday, May 7 at 8PM.


The first workshop in Kieran Jordan’s new series is Saturday, May 7 from 1-2:15PM in Dedham! The class will include the very basics of Irish dance, including foundation footwork that is used in traditional step and céilí dancing, as well as easy sean-nós (old style) steps. For teens and adults of all ages. No experience required. Registration required by May 3rd!


OnStage returns to the stage! Brand new, live work comes to the BU Dance Theater for their 22nd performance season. The program features dances in contemporary, jazz, tap, pop and modern, plus the premiere of three dance films Saturday, May 7 at 2PM and 7PM


Heidi Henderson’s Elephant JANE Dance presents “untitled sad piece” at Connecticut College on Sunday, May 8 at 2PM and 7PM. In quiet reiterative solos, touching duets, and one wild investigatory burst of galumphing, five dancers respond to the deep sadness in the grain of Karen Carpenter’s voice, initiate from the dancers’ hearts, and find tenderness.



Greater Roxbury Arts and Cultural Center is seeking an Executive DirectorThe Greater Roxbury Arts and Cultural Center (GRACC), a 40,000+ square foot Cultural Hall facility, is projected to open its doors in Fall 2024. Comprised of a theater with approximately 300 seats, movement arts hall, education studios, rehearsal space, and a dedicated lobby, GRACC’s mission is to empower, inspire, and celebrate the rich diversity of Roxbury, transforming the neighborhood into a cultural, academic, entertainment, and artistic mecca. The Executive Director will work collaboratively to develop and complete the hiring plan to ensure a successful opening and support ongoing operations. Apply by May 25, 2022.



ose Mateo Ballet Theatre is seeking an Executive Director! Reporting to and working closely with the board of directors, the ED, in partnership with the Managing Director, will be the artistic leader of the organization, will be responsible for the overall success and creative growth of JMBT, including the vibrancy of its artistic programs, partnerships, and operations.
For the full position announcement, click here.


The Tufts University Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies seeks applicants for a one-semester part-time lecturer position in Dance. We are inviting a number of dance lecturers to visit Tufts for one semester over the course of the next two-three academic years, commencing with the Fall 2022 semester. Responsibilities include teaching one undergraduate introductory course in a genre specific dance technique. The part-time lecturer will visit for one semester only.


Celebrity Series of Boston is seeking

  • Full time Marketing Analytics and CRM Manager
  • Full time Associate Director of Marketing

Click here for more info!


Boston Bhangra is hosting tryouts! The tryout is all done online and it’s free! All you have to do is fill out this form, include the video, and then attend the Tryout Meeting on Sunday, June 19th @ 9 PM. Please keep in mind that the form MUST be completed by June 17th or you will be not be provided the link for the tryout video on June 19th. Practices start on July 10th in Allston MA in person, and will be every Sunday from 3-4 PM or so. The cost for joining the seniors team is $250 and the cost for joining the juniors team is $300.


Boston Dancemakers Residencygrantee Kimberleigh Holman is exploring the mundane, in which common tasks and notions will be shown through the lens of performance and spectacle. Participate in her process by answering the questions in her survey!


The Tiny Dances Project is a series of video dances and other artistic interpretations by Janessa Clark. Each ‘tiny dance’ activates the contents of a private letter. These letters have been sent to Janessa from all over the world via post, to/from anonymous email accounts, and in collection stations at her
performances and open studios. The collection is now on display at MIT through May 10th!


Happy Cinco de Mayo and Mothers Day to those who celebrate!

We are less than 2 weeks away from the BDA Gala 2022! Raise a glass to these past years, honor Ramon de los Reyes and Jayne Murphy, and join us for this long-deferred chance to PARTY. Register here!

If you want to join for FREE as a sponsored dancer, all you have to do is fill out this form! Thanks to our generous donors, sponsor-a-dancer tickets are still available, but act soon!


Debra Cash, Executive Director