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About AXIS Dance Company

 

AXIS Dance Company exists to change the face of dance and disability through three pillars of activity: Artistry, Engagement, and Advocacy.  

Founded in 1987, AXIS is the nation’s most acclaimed ensembles of disabled and non-disabled performers.  Founding Artistic Director Thais Mazur had the creative vision to gather a group of dancers with and without physical disabilities to explore dance. What first started as a integrated group of dancers exploring and creating one performance piece, quickly led to numerous requests for performances and integrated dance classes.

AXIS is nearing our 30th year and we are thrilled to announce Marc Brew as our new Artistic Director.  Under the Artistic Direction of Judith Smith from 1997-2016, AXIS’ list of collaborators includes Bill T. Jones, Stephen Petronio, Yvonne Rainer, Ann Carlson, David Dorfman, Meredith Monk, Joan Jeanrenaud and Fred Frith. AXIS has toured to over 100 cities in the USA, Europe and Russia. The Company has received seven Isadora Duncan Dance Awards and has appeared twice on FOX TV's So You Think You Can Dance, exposing our genre of dance to millions. As a leader in physically integrated dance in the US, AXIS hosted the first ever National Convening on the Future of Physically Integrated Dance in 2016 followed by Regional Convenings in New England, the South, the Mid-Atlantic, the Midwest, the Western States and West Coast.

Along side our artistic performance program the Company provides unparalleled integrated dance education and outreach programs that engage people with and without disabilities to access dance opportunitites of all ages, from recreation to professional training.