Hailed as Dallas’ “shining star” by Arts and Culture Texas, Bruce Wood Dance (BWD) is a contemporary dance company that harnesses the power of dance to entertain, enrich, and heal. BWD is built on the vision and prolific artistry of acclaimed Texan choreographer Bruce Wood (1960-2014). Artistic Director Joy Bollinger carries on Wood’s legacy and directs an outstanding ensemble of distinguished dancers. BWD produces and licenses Wood's repertoire, and commissions new work by internationally acclaimed and resident choreographers. “Emotionally charged and highly kinetic" by ArtandSeek.org, BWD has been recognized for its artistic excellence, dance films, high caliber productions, collaborations, and education outreach programs. Celebrating 11 years, BWD has been named as “Best of Big D" in 2013, 2014, 2017, 2019; and "Best of Dallas Voice" 2014-2018 + 2020. The company has been on the Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Roster since 2016.