AXIS Dance Company

Changing the face of dance and disability

AXIS Dance Company exists to change the face of dance and disability. Based in Oakland, CA, it’s one of the world’s most acclaimed and innovative ensembles of performers with and without disabilities. Under the artistic direction of Judith Smith, the company has collaborated with leading contemporary choreographers and composers, including Bill T. Jones, Stephen Petronio, Joe Goode, Victoria Marks, Ann Carlson, David Dorfman and Alex Ketley.

AXIS has toured major dance venues and festivals in more than 100 cities nationwide as well as internationally to Europe and Russia. The company was featured twice on FOX TV’s So You Think You Can Dance as well as on KQED’s SPARK program and KRCB’s One in 5 Stories. AXIS’ work has been honored with seven Isadora Duncan Dance Awards.

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“There is no more defiant a land that I can think of than AXIS. They showed me what dance could be.” Bill T. Jones

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AXIS Website

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nea-lockup-B-WEBThis project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how NEA grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.