ABOUT THE DJD COMPANY
Decidedly Jazz Danceworks (DJD) is a Calgary-based dance organization, founded in 1984, dedicated to the rich history and traditions of jazz dance. We dance in the spirit of jazz and recognize ourselves as guests in a form born out of Black American culture and the African American experience. DJD’s professional company is made up of a group of dancers who all bring something unique to the company and share a deep love of jazz. The aesthetic of our work is historically rooted and evolutionary, rhythmic and percussive, and has been called “music for the eyes.” We are creation-based and work with live music as much as possible.
WORKING AS A DJD COMPANY DANCER
We work hard. We strive to create an environment where artists can thrive. Company dancers are chosen and known for their personal style, collaborative vibe, excellent groove, and love of jazz dance and music. We offer long, full-time contracts with benefits, excellent training, and professional development opportunities, as well as access to free rehearsal space for outside projects. Dancers often have long careers with us. Many company dancers have studied in our Professional Training Program.