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  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York City)

  • The Met Breuer (New York City)

  • Vara Konserthus (Vara, Sweden)

  • Kungsbacka Teater (Kungsbacka, Halland County, Sweden)

    • with Rüm for Dans​

  • Dance Theater Workshop (New York City)

  • New York Live Arts (New York City)

  • Kelly Strayhorn Theater (Pittsburgh, PA)

  • GK Arts Center (DUMBO, Brooklyn)

  • Tanz Farm Goat Farm Arts Center (Atlanta, GA)

  • Contemporary Arts Center (New Orleans, LA)

  • Manship Theatre (Baton Rouge, LA)

  • Viva dança Dance Festival (Brazil)

  • ONE DANCE WEEK (Plovdiv, Bulgaria)

  • Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College (Wilmington, NC)

  • CHUTZPAH! Festival (Vancouver, BC)

  • The Dance Centre (Vancouver, BC)

  • Solo Tanz Theatre Festival (Germany, Brazil, Greece)

  • TANZBAD III (Berlin, Germany)

  • Dance Place (Washington, D.C.)

  • ODC Theatre (San Francisco, CA)

  • SITE Sweden  (Stockholm)

  • Koreografisk Center Archauz (Denmark) 

  • The Egg Performing Arts Center (Albany, NY)

  • Derida Dance Center (Bulgaria)

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville XFest (Ilinois)

  • Baruch Performing Arts Center (New York City)

  • Tangente (Montréal)

  • Place des Arts (Springboard Danse Montréal)

  • The Joyce Theater (New York City)

  • Joyce SoHo (New York City)

  • Dance Mission Theater (San Francisco, CA)

  • NYU Tisch Summer Dance Festival (New York City)

  • Fire Island Dance Festival (The Pines)

  • Central Park SummerStage (New York City)

  • The Duo Theatre (New York City)

  • Tribeca Performing Arts Center (New York City)

  • Boston Jewish Music Festival (Boston, MA)

  • Skirball Performing Arts Center (New York City)

  • 92nd Street Y (New York City)

  • The Gershwin Hotel (New York City)

  • Stella Adler Studio of Acting (New York City)

  • Tanzfabrik (Berlin, Germany)

  • Harvard University & Harvard Dance Center

  • New Hazlett Theater (Pittsburgh, PA)

SIDRA BELL DANCE NEW YORK is rapidly gaining an international profile for work that reveals aspects of the human condition through a distinctly female lens. Bell's creations have been described as, “brainy, exuberant, and audacious.” (San Francisco Chronicle). The work demands both physical power and tender expressiveness from her crack ensemble of “fearless and technically honed dancers” (Vancouver's Georgia Straight). The Company has performed extensively throughout the USA, Europe, Canada, and South America. It was named "#1 in Contemporary Dance in 2014" by the Pittsburgh Examiner, as one of ArtsATL’s "Notable Dance Performances of 2012", and in the "Top 10 for Best in Dance in 2010" by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Bell’s process is intuitive, collaborative, and emphasizes the integration of multiple design elements and languages. Her work combines design, media, and fashion creating a singular vision in contemporary dance. SIDRA BELL is a sought after educator and has won several awards. Bell has received many commissions from institutions internationally and has produced over 100 new works. She was the first black woman choreographer for New York City Ballet. Her work has been seen throughout the United States and in Sweden, Denmark, France, Austria, Bulgaria, Turkey, Germany, Slovenia, China, Canada, Aruba, Korea, Brazil, and Greece. She was the choreographer on the critically acclaimed and internationally showcased film feature movie TEST. SBDNY has an extensive educational and mentorship program built on MODULE philosophy and works with institutions for dance and theater internationally with a particular emphasis on young artist development. SBDNY was awarded a 2015 National Dance Project Award from New England Foundation for the Arts and was one of 25 inaugural companies to receive a the Dance Advancement Fund Award from Dance/NYC in 2017. Recent features include Westchester Magazine (12 Black Leaders Changing the 914 2021), a spread in Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine (2017), KALTBLUT Magazine (Germany's leading indie magazine for Art, Fashion, Music based in Berlin) with South Korean fashion designer NANNERWAVE, a mini book collaboration with fashion photographer Lloyd Stevie, the Best of New Orleans, T Magazine New York Times' Style Magazine and the January 2018 cover of Dance Magazine featuring an SBDNY artist as one of 25 to Watch "Breakout Stars of 2018". The company was featured on NOWNESS in director Jovan Todorovic's latest film as part of MOTIONPOEMS' 8th Season at Anthology Film Archives. SBDNY was a featured company in Dance Magazine's "In the Studio" in May 2018. 





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  • Dance Theater Workshop Mainstage Season Artist (NYC)

  • New York Live Arts (NYC)

    • Studio Series Artist​

  • ODC Theater Technical Residency (San Francisco, CA)

    • made possible by the Rainin Foundation & LEVYdance's AMP Project 

  • CPR-Center for Performance Research Mellon Foundation Resident (NYC)

  • LEVYdance AMP Project Inaugural Artist in Residence (San Francisco, CA)

    • made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts​

  • Contemporary Arts Center (New Orleans, LA)

    • with Production Residency for Dance from New England Foundation for the Arts

  • Lehman College

    • CUNY Dance Initiative Recipient (NYC)

  • Kelly Strayhorn Theater MainStage Creative Residency (Pittsburgh, PA)

  • Alloy Studio Creative Residency with KST Theater (Pittsburgh, PA)

  • Johns Hopkins University Peabody Conservatory (Baltimore, MD)

    • Company Residency with the inaugural class of BFA Program. Made possible by Peabody Conservatory, danah bella, & SBDNY Stakeholders/Host Families

  • PearlArts Pearl Diving Movement Residency (Pittsburgh, PA)​​

    • made possible by PearlArts Studios, Heinz Foundation, & SBDNY Stakeholders​/Host Families

  • SITE Sweden (Stockholm, Sweden)

  • Vara Konserthus (Vara, Sweden)

  • Ball State University Inaugural Impact2Innovation Company(Muncie, IN)

    • made possible by BSU Immersive Learning Provost Grant  & BSU Dance Department ​

  • New York Live Arts Studio Series (NYC)

  • The Duo Theater (NYC)

  • Derida Dance Center (Sofia, Bulgaria)

    • made possible by Movement Research & Trust for Mutual Understanding​

  • University of the Arts Dance Cycles Resident Company (Philadelphia)

  • Silo Kirkland Farm (Pennsylvania)

  • Point Park University (Pittsburgh, PA)

    • made possible by PPU, SBDNY Stakeholders/Host Families​ and Garfield Lemonius

  • Danscentrum (Stockholm, Sweden)

    • made possible by New Tide Orquesta, Henrik Lilljö (Creative Producer) & Musikverket 

  • The Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College (Wilmington, NC)

    • made possible by New England Foundation for the Arts​

  • Tribeca Performing Arts Center

    • with Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Space Grants (NYC)

  • Alonzo King LINES | Training Program hosts MODULE™ Creative Residency & SBDNY new work residencies (San Francisco)

    • Made possible by Alonzo King, Karah Abiog (Program Director), Dance Mission Theater, and SBDNY Stakeholders​

  • New Jersey Dance Theater Ensemble AiR Program (New Jersey)

    • made possible by NJDTE, Nancy Turano & SBDNY Stakeholders/Host Families​

Sidra Bell Dance New York is an internationally recognized boutique brand of prolific movement illustrators based in New York City that presents and fosters a canon of innovative and progressive dance theater in a world of ideas and (im)possibilities. 

was founded in 2001 in New York City as a multi-platform organization emphasizing  education, performance, collaboration, technology and mentorship. Our ethos is to cultivate boundary smashing creative networks internationally.

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