Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre, a modern dance company of drama, wit, joy and invention capable of moving everyone in their audience, presented their first performance in 1986. The company has performed on a continual basis for the last twenty five years.
Nannette Brodie is the artistic director and principal choreographer for the company. According to Nannette, “Dance should be a celebration, an exploration of ourselves and our environment, of our culture and our world.” NBDT has given performances for over 275,000 people both within the Southern California area and by touring nationally and internationally, averaging 15 to 25 performances a year.
They have received support from the Arts Council for Long Beach, Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, L.A. County Board of Supervisors, California Council for the Humanities, Kaiser Permanente, Pacific Life Foundation, Kiewit Corporation, the Boeing Company, Orange County Community Foundation, Josephine Gumbiner Foundation, Dwight Stuart Foundation, and James A. Doolittle Foundation. The William Gillespie Foundation has awarded two grants to NBDT to develop international touring and to support their concerts in Southern California. The Arts Council for Long Beach has given continual support since 1989 for concert seasons, administrative development, marketing and school residencies. Support for the current year is from the Arts Council for Long Beach, L.A. County Arts Commission, L.A. County Board of Supervisors, James A. Doolittle Foundation, Dwight Stuart Foundation, the Long Beach Community Foundation and private donors.
NBDT is a member and frequently showcases for presenters at the Western Arts Alliance Conferences and for the Association for Performing Arts Presenters in New York.