BOISE DANCE CO-OP
All Your Favorite Dancers in One Place
Co-Artistic Director Phyllis Rothwell Affrunti with Tobin Del Cuore and Titus Burgess in Kiesha Lamala's The Bench
- BDC 2013
Original Cast at Play
- BDC 2012
Co- Founder Jason Hartley and Co-Artistic Director Frank Affrunti in Hartley's Shook On It
- BDC 2012
Boise Dance Co-op is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and the brain child of Phyllis Rothwell Affrunti of Ballet Idaho - former Principal Ballerina and current Ballet Master, Frank Affrunti, and Jason Hartley, a contemporary dancer and choreographer. Boise Dance Co-op is guided by a Board of Directors.
Now in its fifth season, BDC is directed by Phyllis Rothwell Affrunti and her husband Frank Affrunti. Boise Dance Co-op is a collaborative comprised of professional dancers and artists from companies in the Treasure Valley including Ballet Idaho, Trey McIntyre, Idaho Dance Theatre, Off Center Dance, Project Flux, LED, Balance, and more.
With the addition of national choreographers, BDC has become a staple of summer entertainment. With many dance companies collaborating for one show, the community has a chance to explore Boise's dance scene all at once.
Most companies' performance seasons are on hiatus in the summer months, and dancers have few opportunities to grow and share their talents with the Treasure Valley community. BDC was founded as a vehicle for professional dancers to continue to dance and be inspired. Within this collaboration, art has been created that may have otherwise laid dormant.
To broaden and impact the arts in Idaho by providing funding and support to enable performing opportunities for dancers and choreographers so they may live, grow and thrive in the Treasure Valley. as well as enrich the community with educational dance outreach to young adults.
The Boise community has been truly amazing in their support of local artists. BDC is thrilled to be giving back to the city in a new and exciting way. Every show is a new experience, for Boise and BDC.
Isn't that what makes life exciting.