Dawn Branch’s vision “…to establish a strong set of technical dancers who can perform my works — works that have meaning, soul, and what I like to call, “The Give Back”…and help continue the legacy of the dance repertoire that originated with the Bernice Johnson Dance Company.” This vision was the foundation for starting Dawn Branch Works Professional Company in 2012.
In 2014, Dawn created, choreographed and produced “Eden”, a soulful reflection on the challenging journey towards self-actualization and spiritual connection in this story of Eve as she leaves the Garden of Eden and attempts to assimilate with the world outside. With a cast of performers aged 8 to adult, Eden features both professional and emerging artists. Branch says, “The idea of creating a work to give honor to the Lord is exciting. It’s clean, wholesome and necessary for outreach. If we can introduce God to one viewer, then I’m pleased. It’s evangelism through the Arts.” The response was overwhelmingly positive, creating the demand for “Eden” to be an annual production, now in its 3rd year. Auditions are held in the fall with the production in March/April each year.
In April of 2016, Dawn Branch Works Junior Company was launched, designed for young dancers, between the ages of 7-17, eager to improve their technique and performance abilities, with goals of becoming sought after dancers in the industry, such as commercial, theater, and/or professional companies. Members receive acc ... view more »