Welcome to the IABD website

The INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACKS IN DANCE (IABD) has become the Mecca for Blacks in Dance such as artists, dance companies, directors, choreographers, those interested in black dance issues, performance showcases, and artistry. The Association, founded in 1991, provides a network, formal newsletters, choreographers directory, published papers and is the raison d’tre for the annual conference. The Association also responds to and initiates dialogue around issues that impact the Black Dance Community as well as the community at large.

The Annual IABD Conference is the only national gathering of Black Dance professionals in the United States.The conference has become the convergence of ideas and interaction not only for the dance community, but also for those who serve the black community, especially the black critics association and educators. We expect 300-500 executive directors, artistic directors, company managers, choreographers, artists, presenters, agents, service providers, and other individuals associated with the professional Dance field (educators, marketing and development staff, etc) to join us for four days of networking, information sharing, professional development, discussion on important issues facing the Black Dance field, and performances. Explore and embrace the diversity, partnerships, and technology in this gathering that will inspire new thinking and lead to a vibrant future for dance.

Questions about conference, email us at: info@iabdassociation.org.

Upcoming IABD Conference Schedule

January 21 – 25, 2015
One Tree, Many Branches”
Cleveland Dance Movement

Cleveland, OH

January 2016
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance
Denver, CO

Photos and Video by: Mesiyah McGinnis