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AXIS Dance Company

6 dancers with and without physical disabilities with sharp, jagged movement that explodes at different angels and heightsPhoto by: David DeSilva

Mission Statement

AXIS Dance Company exists to change the face of dance and disability. Based in Oakland since 1987, AXIS is the nation’s most acclaimed ensemble of performers with and without disabilities. We accomplish our mission through three pillars of activity: Artistry, Engagement and Advocacy.

Program Statement


The heart of AXIS is the commissioning, creation, and performance of contemporary dance that is developed through the collaboration of dancers with and without physical disabilities. Our artistic vision to collaborate with high profile choreographers and cutting edge innovative dance makers of our time was an excellent strategy that has resulted in artistically stunning and significant dance works. More than any other company in the United States, AXIS has been at the forefront of the fi

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