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Bowen McCauley Dance Company (BMDC)


Founded in 1996, Bowen McCauley Dance Company (BMDC) is renowned for its corps of professional dancers, their athleticism and the unique and sublime choreography of Lucy Bowen McCauley. The company collaborates with world-class musicians, artists and designers. BMDC performs regionally and nationally, and has been presented at Festivals in such places as Jacob’s Pillow, New York City, Germany, Mexico and China.

In the Washington area the company has been presented by the Washington Performing Arts Society and performances have included the Kennedy Center, Shakespeare Lansburgh Theatre, Dance Place, 1st Stage, and Signature Theatre to name a few. BMDC also collaborates with numerous dance and musical groups including Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, The Cantate Chamber Singers, The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, The National Chamber Ensemble, The Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra and others.

BMDC provides entertaining and educational community outreach programs throughout the Metro DC region. These popular programs include in-school performances, workshops, and after-school residency programs for K-12 students. The company also offers intensive master classes for college and university pre-professional dancers.

Bowen McCauley worked with the Mark Morris Dance Group (NYC) to bring their Dance for Parkinson’s Disease program to the DC Metro region. Now in our tenth year, BMDC leads FREE, weekly Dance for PDÔ classes for people with this devastating disease and their care-partners in six area locations. No experience is required and there is no pre-registration to attend. BMDC also offers free Shall We Dance classes, which are inclusive to seniors with varying abilities.

See why Bowen McCauley Dance is “Metro D.C.’s premier contemporary dance company.” –The Washington Post.