PHOTO BY SHAREN BRADFORD
PHOTO BY SHAREN BRADFORD
The mission of Bruce Wood Dance Project 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, BWDP 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.
Bruce Wood is a registered trademark.
PHOTO BY BRIAN GUILLIAUX
KIMI NIKAIDOH, a Dallas native, received her training from Canada’s National Ballet School, the School of American Ballet, American Ballet Theater, and Tanju and Patricia Tuzer. She spent the first five years of her professional performing career as a member of the Fort Worth-based Bruce Wood Dance Company, enjoying the mentorship of Bruce Wood® and his corps of thoughtful, talented, and devoted dancers. Nikaidoh joined Complexions Contemporary Ballet in 2005 and toured nationally and internationally with the company through 2008.
She then completed a major in Neuroscience and Behavior at Columbia University and continued to perform with various groups, including Bruce Wood Dance Project, Thang Dao Dance Company, Columbia Ballet Collaborative, and Emery LeCrone Dance. Nikaidoh has staged work for Dwight Rhoden and Emery LeCrone at North Carolina Dance Theater (now Charlotte Ballet), Marymount Manhattan College, and Point Park University. She also staged Bruce Wood®’s Local 126 for Columbia Ballet Collaborative’s performances at Miller Theater in NYC and assisted LeCrone at The Juilliard School in preparation for New Dances: Edition 2012. Nikaidoh continues to freelance as a performer, dancing with Emery LeCrone Dance and appearing in the second season of ABC’s prime time Emmy Award-winning drama, American Crime.
Nikaidoh has choreographed her own works, performed in NYC by Complexions Contemporary Ballet (The Joyce Theater), Columbia Ballet Collaborative (Miller Theater), Firebone Theater (Kirk Theater), and by members of Bruce Wood Dance Project for The Young Choreographer’s Showcase (Manhattan Movement and Arts Center). She has created pieces for Youth America Grand Prix (Texas Ballet Theater School, Dallas) and Tuzer Ballet.
Nikaidoh has created two works for BWDP productions at Dallas City Performance Hall, both highlighted by the press in Year-In-Reviews. Margaret Putnam of Theater Jones called Nikaidoh’s first “sunny” work, Find Me, “a fine companion for Wood’s aesthetic . . . dramatic without being pretentious.” Her second work, a collaboration with Dallas-based multimedia artist Shane Pennington titled Bloom, explored healing and recovery, displaying her choreographic range.