THE COMPANY
B. MOORE DANCE, founded in 2018, is a Dallas-based contemporary modern dance company. The diverse collective of performing artists are under the artistic direction of Dallas native, Bridget L. Moore. Throughout her illustrious career, Moore sought opportunities to give voice to her passion for teaching and choreographing. She has received international accolades and awards for her outstanding work. As the Founder and Artistic Director of B. MOORE DANCE, Moore has created a visionary plan of action that is exemplary of her commitment to the dance continuum. The mission of B. MOORE DANCE is to empower and transcend generations through the art of dance by cultivating the arts through leadership, education and performances. The mission also aligns with the organizational goals to develop the artistic profile, expand worldwide visibility and exposure through national and international touring, and create new collaborative and community engagement projects, with groundbreaking performances. B. MOORE DANCE aims to advance dance and cultivate a deeper appreciation and understanding of the arts. We will create a nurturing environment for future artists and leaders through the collective sharing of ideas, and providing necessary tools to be successful in all settings.  Moore’s choreographic works provide both cultural and kinesthetic experiences rooted in African-American and global dance aesthetics. Her choreography is kinesthetically and technically challenging and, at times, period-specific integrating historical and cultural perspectives through research and development. She has received choreographic commissions from TACA, TITAS, Ailey II, Southern Methodist University, University of Texas at Dallas, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Urban Bush Women, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Bruce Wood Dance/METdance and Red Clay Dance Company, to name a few. In addition, Moore’s work has been presented at New York’s-Fall for Dance Festival, Jacob’s Pillow ” Inside/Out” series, Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre, Margot & Bill Winspear Opera House, The Joyce Theater and Ailey Citigroup Theater, among others.
LINDZAY DUPLESSIS, New Orleans  native, is a founding company member of B. MOORE DANCE. Duplessis, graduated from Sam Houston State University receiving a BFA in Dance, and also received her Certification in Massage therapy from Parker University. Her training includes three years of Cecchetti from Chamberlain School of Ballet, (CDE) Collin Dance Ensemble, and  Summer intensives with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. Duplessis has performed in choreographic works by Teoma Naccarato, Elijah Gibson, Dionne Noble and David Cross (Dark Circles Contemporary Dance). She was a company member of IMPulse Dance Project, (M2DT) Muscle Memory Dance and DBDT: Encore!  Duplessis teaches dance in the DFW Metroplex and is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Corrective Exercise Specialist and CEO of Bodywork by Zay.

 

XAVIER SANTAFIELD is a native of Dallas, Texas and a founding company member of  B. MOORE DANCE. Santafield pursued his studies in Modern Dance Performance at the University of Oklahoma (OU) and is also a graduate of Booker T. Washington  HSPVA.  His repertoire as a performer includes choreographic works by Alvin Ailey, José Limón, Dwight Rhoden, Juel D. Lane and Kevin Iega Jeff. As a choreographer, he was selected for the 2016 Young Choreographers Showcase at OU where he was awarded the Scott Salmon Modern Dance Choreography Award. Santafeld has performed as a company member with Contemporary Dance Oklahoma, DBDT: Encore!, Dallas Black Dance Theatre and Dance Iquail.

 

 

BRITTNEY MYERS is a native of Houston, Texas. Her training includes completing the Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D.) Vocational Ballet exams with honors; graduating from Joffrey Ballet School-Texas on scholarship in Dallas, Texas  and  New York City; and Youth America Grand Prix. Myers has trained at several Summer intensives, including: Hubbard Street Dance, Complexions, METdance, River North Dance, Visceral Dance, Peridance NY, Texas Ballet Theatre, Ballet West, Orlando Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and Alvin Ailey Extension, to name a few. Myers has performed in the opening number at the Rockettes Radio City Christmas Spectacular in Houston, Texas, Wanderlust Project, and Zion Dance Project, Dallas, Texas.

Myers is also on faculty at Chamberlain Ballet School and enjoys teaching dance to aspiring young dancers, sharing her joy and love for dance. Her interests also includes graphic design and choreography within her artistic practice.

 

 

CAELI BLAKE (Apprentice) Washington, DC native (Metropolitan Area), began her formal dance training at BalletNova Center for Dance in Fairfax, Virginia. She attended Duke Ellington School of the Arts (Washington, DC) under the tutelage of Charles Auggins, Sandra Fortune-Greene, and Katherine Smith. Ms. Blake has completed programs at Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, Dance Theater of Harlem at Strathmore, Jazz and Contemporary at Joffrey Ballet, REACH (Greene Works), and City Dance Center. She has performed choreographic works by, DeShonna Pepper Robinson, Kay Eichman, Christopher Huggins, Kevin Iega Jeff, Nicole Clarke-Springer, Terrence Greene, and Sandra Holloway. Blake is currently attending Southern Methodist University (SMU) pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance and a B.A. in Advertising.

 

 

 

ANTHONY WADE (Apprentice) a Delaware native, began his training at the Anna Marie Dance Studio as well as Arlington Heights High School. Wade continued his education at Tarrant County College, where he received a full scholarship to the Joffrey Ballet School-South Central Summer Intensive, under the artistic direction of Desmond Richardson. Wade is currently attending Texas Christian University as a double major pursuing a BFA in Modern Dance and Ballet.

 

 

RAYVEN LEAK is a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina., where she began her dance training at the University North Carolina School of the Arts preparatory program, Leak is a graduate of Howard University and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance. Leak . She  has performed  in choreographic works by Juel D. Lane, Tommie Waheed-Evans, Royce Zackery, T.Lang and Jamal Story. In addition, she trained at the American Dance Festival, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, A.I.M by Kyle Abraham Summer Workshop, and received a scholarship to attend Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s summer intensive. Aside from performing , Leak has a deep love for choreography and has choreographed works for Howard University Spring Dance Concert and Company E in Washington DC. Leak is also a  200 Hr Registered Yoga Teacher and teaches at Black Swain Yoga. and  This is Leak’s second season with B. MOORE DANCE.

 

 

 

 

JORDAN WILLIS is a native of Dallas TX, and received her early training from Dallas Black Dance Academy and Ozsoy School of Ballet. Willis performed with the Black Iris Project in the Summer of 2020, under the artistic direction of Jeremy McQueen, and is a founding member of Houston Contemporary Dance Company. She was also a company member with Open Dance Project, Houston, TX.

Willis attended Point Park University COPA, under the direction and leadership of Garfield Lemonius, and is a proud graduate of the prestigious Booker T. Washington HSPVA. Her accolades include a Merit Award from the National YoungArts Foundation. She has performed in choreographic works by Septime Webre, Kyle Abraham, Edwaard Liang, Sidra Bell, Bridget L. Moore, Desmond Richardson, Juel D. Lane, Christian Denice, Jodie Gates, Sean Carmon and more. Also, she has participated in Summer intensives at Dance Theatre of Harlem, BalletX, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and Alonzo King LINES Ballet.

Willis has a strong passion for photography and fitness and continues to expand her artistic practices within these disciplines. She most recently returned home and is excited to join B. MOORE DANCE in her first season with the company.

 

 

LYDIA PARNELL (Apprentice) is a native of Austin, TX and currently pursuing a BFA in Modern Dance with a minor in Fitness at Texas Christian University. Parnell, began her dance training at Müv Dance & Fitness while also serving as Captain of the Vista Ridge Star Steppers at Vista Ridge High School. She has performed in choreographic works by Suki John, Lalitaraja, and Adam Barruch.  She most recently participated in the Commercial Dance Intensive, where she worked with Miguel Zarate, Cassidy Noblett, Adam Cates and Robert Gosnell. Parnell is a certified Power Yoga/Sculpt Teacher and also serves on the faculty at Frances Lea Dance Center, teaching  Hip hop, Jazz, Ballet, Clogging, and Tap.

 

 

AVERY ALEXANDER is a native of Dallas,TX and a graduate of Southern Methodist University, where she received a BFA in Dance Performance, with a minor in Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship. She is an alum of Booker T. Washington HSPVA, where she received training in various styles of dance. Alexander has also trained at Dallas Black Dance Academy,The Black Academy of Arts and Letters and Contemporary Ballet Dallas. She has attended Summer intensives at Debbie Allen Dance Academy, The Ailey School, and Complexions Dance Academy. She has also performed in choreographic works by Robert Battle, Moncell Durden, Adam Hougland, Jessica Lang, Dwight Rhoden, Caleb Teicher and others. Alexander also teaches dance for all ages, including creative movement for toddlers, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop and Contemporary. Alexander is currently on faculty at Contemporary Ballet Dallas and is Director of the Junior Hip Hop Company.

 

 

 

CAROLYN FISHER (Apprentice) is a native of Chicago, IL and a received her BFA from Christian University in Modern Dance. Fisher has attended programs with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, River North Dance Chicago, and Gus Giordano Dance, among others. She has performed in choreographic works by José Limón, Francisco Aviña, Adam Barruch, Nina Martin, David Maurice, and Bryn Cohn among others. This is Fisher’s first season with B. MOORE DANCE.