Community Outreach

Black Movements Dance Theatre (BMDT)  has a long and well established history of community service and outreach. The company has developed a mission of community engagement through the arts and social outreach. Many of our works speak to issues and circumstances impacting communities around the world. The company supports several campus based programs as well as projects in the greater Washington community. BMDT has hosted or participated in annual food drives, walkathons, Georgetown University's Martin Luther King Day Celebration and Relay for Life.  Recent community engagement includes the 100 Days of Giving Project, academic tutoring, complimentary dance classes, lecture demonstrations and black history month performances throughout the nation's capital.

BMDT Core Program

Food to Feed Project  - a multi group project hosted in the nations capital each year by WHUR . The project is dedicated to assisting families in need during Thanksgiving and throughout the year. The program collects non perishable food and donations to help families. Each year BMDT participates in this project.   

Angel Tree Project: A campus wide holiday initiative which supports reading enrichment and holiday giving by providing books for children.  

MLK: Each year BMDT performs on campus as a part of the Martin Luther King Day Celebration and supports the MLK day of service leading up to the holiday.  

King and Spaulding: BMDT performs for King and Spaulding's Black History Month Celebration. 


Relay for Life: The company participates in the American Cancer Society by joining the annual Relay for Life project.    

Community Partners




Past Guest Artists

Christopher L. Huggins

Levi Philip Marsman

Mari Andrea Travis

Torens Johnson

Jamie Thompson

Dakiya Lambert

Past Collaborators and Guest Performers

I.AM.WE - Howard University

Jaleesa Sharp

Sierra Cribb