Bruce Wood Dance Announces New Associate Executive Director, 2022-2023 Season

Bruce Wood Dance, Dallas’ premier contemporary dance company, announced the appointment of Elizabeth Van Vleck as associate executive director and the company’s 2022-2023 season programming.

Elizabeth Van Vleck PHOTO: Kent Barker

Van Vleck brings a lifetime of experience in dance as a performer, teaching artist, choreographer, répétiteur, administrator, and fundraiser. She has worked with some of the world’s most prestigious dance companies and institutions, including Shapiro & Smith Dance, New York City Ballet, National Dance Institute, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, CalArts, Diavolo, BODYTRAFFIC, and Dallas’ own TITAS DANCE/UNBOUND.

In her role as associate executive director, Van Vleck will oversee the company’s national touring program, strengthen connections and partnerships across the country, and expand community impact initiatives including masterclasses, workshops, and educational engagement programs. 

“Elizabeth’s passion for dance, vast experience, and strong reputation in the dance world makes her the perfect person to help take Bruce Wood Dance to the next level and inspire new audiences around the globe,” said Gayle Halperin, executive director of Bruce Wood Dance. “We are thrilled to have her on board as we enter this exciting next chapter for the company. I know her experience across all aspects of dance will be invaluable as we continue to build on our successes, ensure the company’s longevity, and impact generations to come.”

The Bruce Wood Dance 2022-2023 Season features the following productions:

  • Homecoming—Bruce Wood Dance returns to Fort Worth, Texas on September 17, 2022 for one night only at the W. E. Scott Theatre. The performance features two nationally-acclaimed works by Bruce Wood: RED and Lovett! Tickets are on sale at
  • Awake—November 18 and 19, 2022 the company premieres Dvořák Serenade by Lar Lubovitch at Moody Performance Hall. Lubovitch has been named “one of the ten best choreographers in the world” by the New York Times.
  • Dallas Spring Arts Festival, co-produced by Bruce Wood Dance and The Dallas Conservatory, kicks off Dallas Arts Month on April 8, 2023. This free festival at Klyde Warren Park features a diverse range of music and dance. 
  • A Spring Concerto, featuring repertoire from Lar Lubovitch, takes place April 29, 2023 at Moody Performance Hall.
  • Grace—three performances at Moody Performance Hall June 9-11, 2023 feature two world premieres: one by award-winning artist Ben Needham-Wood and one by Bruce Wood Dance artistic director Joy Bollinger.

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