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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. 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 a 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 a spread in Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine (2017), 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 SBDNY artist Leal Zielińska as one of 25 to Watch in 2018 "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.


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. 



Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York City)

The Met Breuer (New York City)

Vara Konserthus (Vara, Sweden)

Dance Theater Workshop (New York City)

New York Live Arts (New York City)

Kelly Strayhorn Theater (Pittsburgh, PA)

Tanz Farm Goat Farm Arts Center (Atlanta, GA)

Contemporary Arts Center (New Orleans, LA)

Manship Theatre (Baton Rouge, LA)


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)

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)

Photography: David Flores Productions (2017)

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