created in 2016, bombshell dance project is a contemporary dance company founded by emily bernet and taylor rodman in their hometown of dallas, texas. since its creation, Bombshell Dance Project has been presented by the Dallas Arts District, Barnstorm Dance Festival, and Austin Dance Festival, and commissioned by Ballet Dallas, The Boston Conservatory, Booker T. Washington HSPVA and Wanderlust Dance Project.
The mission of Bombshell Dance Project is to investigate the depth of the female choreographic voice. We seek to challenge our perceptions of humanity through the creation and presentation of innovative dance works, exploring the juxtapositions between strength and subtlety; power and sensuality. We present a collaborative environment, inviting audiences to take ownership of a shared artistic experience.
MEET THE BOMBSHELLS
EMILY BERNET is a native of Dallas, Texas and a recent graduate of Southern Methodist University, where she earned her BFA in Dance Performance, Outstanding Achievement, and minor in Arts Management, and was a part of the Meadows Scholar program. She is a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and a founding member of Joshua L. Peugh's Dark Circles Contemporary Dance USA, where she performed and toured with the company from 2013-16. Emily has performed in works by Martha Graham, Jose Limon, Joost Vrouenraets, Ohad Naharin, and Mike Esperanza, among others. Emily's choreographic work has been presented at Southern Methodist University, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and Cry Havoc Theater Company. Emily is an artistic Director of Bombshell Dance Project alongside Taylor Rodman.
TAYLOR RODMAN is a Dallas, Texas native where she began her formal training at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. She recently earned her BFA in contemporary performance at The Boston Conservatory with an emphasis in improvisation and choreography, and shortly after joined Dark Circles Contemporary Dance USA. Taylor has performed works by Andrea Miller, Ohad Naharin, Merce Cunningham, and Margot Gelber among others. She was named a 2012 Presidential Scholar in the Arts in choreography and her work has been presented at The Boston Conservatory, American College Dance Festival, and the John F. Kennedy Center. Taylor is an artistic director of Bombshell Dance Project alongside Emily Bernet.