Decidedly Jazz Danceworks

Decidedly Jazz Danceworks was founded in 1984 with the objective of creating concert jazz dance that sustains the spirit and traditions of jazz. After more than two decades of work, a distinct and eclectic style that mixes groove, African roots, rhythm, improvisation, interplay with musicians, and deeply human soul, has distinguished DJD on the international jazz dance stage. Our founders and artists are progressive historians, innovating boldly while maintaining a respectful and loving eye on the roots of jazz.

DJD often performs to live music and always presents riveting theatrical events. We have been inspiring our audience members with the urge to move since 1984 with two original productions each season.

Beyond our season of performances and touring, DJD’s experts offer classes in jazz and related forms at The School of Decidedly Jazz, and extended awareness through outreach activities locally, nationally and internationally. Our artists have shared our unique vision across Canada, in the United States including at The School at Jacob's Pillow, in Europe, Africa and the Caribbean.

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Persons

  • Cooper, Kimberley
    Contemporary dance / Choreographer
  • Hall, Marc
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Hayward, Catherine
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Johnson, Shayne
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Segui, Ivan Nunez
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Stuart, Dinou Marlett
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Toledo, Sarisa F. de
    Contemporary dance / Choreographer
  • Walsh, Deanne
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Wensley, Danielle
    Contemporary dance / Dancer