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Mission Statement

We educate, entertain and inspire by making contemporary dance accessible to all, through our performances and outreach activities.


For 16 years BMD has energized broadly diverse audiences with inventive and vibrant choreography - a fusion of contemporary and classical techniques set to a sweeping range of musical styles. Showcasing McCauley’s choreography, our award-winning company is renowned for its spirited dancers, use of live music, the professionalism of its dance performances and its extraordinary outreach programs for socio-economically diverse communities. Ranging from free family-friendly programs to ticketed concerts, BMD performs regularly throughout Northern Virginia and the greater DC area.

BMD’s artistic focus is on expanding its reach and impact, introducing people of all ages to the joy of dance. Over the last 15 years, BMD has continued to fulfill its mission, bringing the joy of dance to people from Virginia to New York, and as far away as Mexico and Germany. The founding Artistic Director, Lucy Bowen McCauley, has choreographed more than 70 original pieces. BMD has collaborated with the best artists from a variety of fields, and has instituted outreach programs that, as evidenced by thoughtful feedback, have touched the lives of thousands. BMD holds open auditions and hires highly trained professional dancers from across the United States.

In 2008, Washingtonian recognized BMD as "one of the area’s best dance troupes" and McCauley as among the "top men and women who have helped transform Washington into one of the nation’s liveliest centers for the performing arts." The Washington Post called BMD "Metro DC’s premier contemporary dance company."


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