PHOTO BY SHAREN BRADFORD
JOY BOLLINGER brings much expertise to her new role as BWD artistic director. Bollinger has been affiliated in varying capacities with Bruce Wood® for more than 16 years. From 2014 to 2018, Bollinger served as rehearsal director and répétiteur under the direction of BWD artistic director, Kimi Nikaidoh. Bollinger was in charge of restaging works from Wood’s renowned repertoire. As a veteran dancer of the Fort Worth-based Bruce Wood Dance Company from 2002 to 2007, and a founding member of Bruce Wood Dance in 2010, Bollinger performed in more than 50 of Wood’s works.
She also is a distinguished choreographer, and has created two critically acclaimed works for BWD: Carved In Stone that premiered in June 2016, and Hillside, which premiered in November 2017. Both were listed on the annual Top Ten Lists for dance in the Dallas Fort Worth region. In addition, Bollinger was commissioned by Texas Christian University to create a work for the 2017 TCU Spring Dance Concert and recently by Dallas Black Dance Theatre for the 2018 fall dance production at the Wyly Theater.
Bollinger graduated from Texas Christian University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in ballet. Her early training was at the Fort Worth School of Ballet under the direction of Victoria Fedine and Paul Mejia. Bollinger performed with the Irving Ballet, Metropolitan Classical Ballet, and Madison Ballet from 2002 to 2007. She also co-directed the Arlington Heights High School Dance Department from 2007 to 2013.
PHOTO BY BRIAN GUILLIAUX
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, BWD 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.
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