The highest value is in how people are touched by dance,

providing them with an authentic and memorable

experience that stays with them for decades.

   Danna Reubin,



Your support is so meaningful during this challenging time. The COVID–19 pandemic has had a profound impact, altering the way we operate as individuals and organizations.

You are a valued member of our Bruce Wood Dance family. Your generosity has made it possible for us to serve our community with high caliber, emotionally engaging programming that entertains, enriches, and heals. You have been integral to our growth and achievements. The 2020–2021 season marks our 11th year.

We hope for your continued support while our normal revenue from performances and grants is on pause. Join us in reaching our goal of $200,000. Your generous contribution to our Forward Together campaign will carry us through the remainder of 2020. We have good news! An individual donor has pledged to match each dollar contributed to Forward Together up to $100,000. Our highest priority is responsible stewardship of your investment. Your meaningful donation will help maintain our programs, dancer and staff employment, and secure the future of Bruce Wood Dance.


With a priority on health and safety, our company returns to operations on August 10 in the studio and also remotely.

The 2020-2021 Season Includes:

  • Outdoor performance at Dallas Symphony’s SOLUNA: Passport to the Park on September 19 at 4:00 PM at Klyde Warren Park;
  • Commission of choreographer Adam W. McKinney to create a site–specific dance film in Dallas on racial justice;
  • Streaming of new works made for video by the company;
  • Livestreaming of salons and workshops;
  • Commission of choreographer Omár Roman de Jesús, known for his vibrant and socially conscious Latinx style;
  • Lar Lubovitch residency with guest artist Katarzyna Skarpetowska restaging Elemental Brubeck and offering master classes; and
  • Performances at Moody Performance Hall in Spring/Summer 2021 (TBA).


Your investment in the Forward Together campaign is impactful. Dance is critically important now to express, uplift, energize, comfort, inspire, rejuvenate, and unite us.


Recommended donations to support our company of 12 dancers and a staff of four:

  • $100 Supports 1 dancer for 1 day
  • $250 Supports 5 dancers for 1 day
  • $500 Supports 10 dancers for 1 day
  • $1,000 Supports 1 dancer for 2 weeks
  • $2,500 Supports staff for 1 week
  • $5,000 Supports 10 dancers for 1 week
  • $10,000 Supports the full company for 1 week

If you are interested in contributing appreciated stock (to reduce both your capital gains and income taxes), please contact development manager Pam Deslorieux at

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your ongoing and invaluable support.


With gratitude,

Gayle Halperin

Executive Director

Joy Bollinger

Artistic Director

Philip Clemmons


Forward Together Donors

We recognize the following individuals for their instrumental and meaningful support from March 2020.

$5,000 and Above

Dabney+Ric Abel

Carol Crowe

Bentley Tibbs



Carol Crowe

Dr. Arleen Ford+Christopher Reynolds

Audrey Halperin



Margaret+Tom Chambers

Lisa+Forrest Hibbard

Susana Franco

Lucilo Pena+Lee Cobb

Pian Silverman Family Foundation

Donna Wilhelm Family Philanthropy Fund



Lauren Brown+Steven Borkan

Tom Fowler+Dan Guenther

Linda+Richard Shaffer

Janine+Charles Pulman

Terri Wade

Up to $499


Elizabeth Anderson

Mary Lynn Babcock

Ruth Bakal

Lety Benavides

Sheela+Marc Birnbaum

Jo+Ralph Blackburn

Michelle Blair

Richard Bollinger

Cynthia Brown

David Bryant

Kyle Bryant

Dave Buchanan

Beverly Campbell

Jerry Baden+Stan Carpenter

Karen Casey

Phil Clemmons

Benny Davis

Becca+Stephen Darrouzet

Pam+Rubi Deslorieux

Katie Dravenstott

Kathryn Earle

Laura+James Einspanier

April Ellis

Warren Ernst

Shelley Estes

David Fisher

Kim Fredenburg

Rishi Ganti

Deanna Garner

Sarah Ghanta

Orna Goldwater

Ann Graham

Randall Heffner

Melody Hicks

Up to $499, continued

Craig Holcomb

Bob Hopkins–Philanthropy Misunderstood

Keith Hughes

Burks Hunt

Nancy Israel

Mark E. Jacobs

Linda+Bill James

Vicki James

Melinda+Jim Johnson

Patsy Kahn

Thomas Kemper

Patricia Kozak

Kate+John Kuether

Bud Kusomo

Susan Lecky

Sally Lefevre

Lynn Lewis

Tara Lewis

Irene Martin

Kyle Martin

Stephanie Martinez

Gwen Mason

MaryAnn May

Muriel Mimura

Michael Morton

Christina Mintner

Mark Moyahan+Linda Farina

Jim Nugent

Scott O’Neill

Judson Parker

Patricia Pelehach

Gregory Phillips

Thomas Pullano+Brad Waites

Nycole+Steven Ray

Mark Reisig


Up to $499, continued

Lynne Richardson

Harriet+Allen Rubin

Lisa Ryan

Keira Scanks

Ean Schuessler

Carl Seago

Gary Silverman

Linda B. Smith

Lisa+Curtis Smith

Jason Stubo

Claire Taitee

Kyle Talkington

Lisa Taylor

Marion Terry

Eva Toia

Elizabeth Van Vleck

Dale Van Vleck

Diana+Cary Vernon

Lily Cabatu Weiss

David Weise

Paula Weithman

Amanda Davis West

Paula West

Steve Westcott

Georgeanne White

Latricia Willis

Susan Wilcox

Zee Zaballos

Jeanné+Butch Ziaks

Riki+Michael Zide

Texas Instruments Foundation

TIAA Serves

The Smoking Elephant Fund



The mission of Bruce Wood Dance is to present high-caliber, original, contemporary choreography that harnesses

the power of dance as a tool for entertainment, enrichment, and healing. Fortified by Bruce Wood®’s aesthetic,

Bruce Wood Dance produces and maintains his repertoire, commissions new work by resident choreographers and

guest dance–makers, and contributes to the quality of life in Dallas–Fort Worth, Texas, and across the nation.

Bruce Wood Dance Company is a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization. We are grateful for the support of our sponsors.

TACA—Performing for the Arts Ellen Kendrick Creative, Inc.

Bruce Wood is a registered trademark.

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