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Decatur Civic Ballet is founded in Decatur, Georgia, by Hilda Gumm.


Kathleen Banks-Everett assumes the direction of what is now known as Decatur-DeKalb Civic Ballet


Decatur-DeKalb Civic Ballet partners with the City of Decatur to renovate the old Beacon Hill Elementary School in downtown Decatur, GA, and officially adopts a new name in honor of our new home: Beacon Dance Company.


D. Patton White assumes the role of Artistic and Administrative Director of Beacon Dance Company.


Beacon offers the first performance season under White's direction, at Canon Chapel on the Emory University Campus.


Beacon Dance creates first site-specific work at Brannon Towers in East Atlanta.


Beacon Dance begins participation in The Atlanta Dance Initiative, a coalition of Dance organizations organized by Several Dancers Core and funded by the Metro Atlanta Arts Fund.


Beacon Dance drops 'Company' from name.


Beacon Dance is featured at the Arts Festival of Atlanta in the commissioned work From Site To Screen, a multi-media site-specific dance project.


Beacon Dance presents first evening length site-specific work Sense & Sensuality at the March Nightclub in Amsterdam Walk.


Beacon commences on the four-year journey, The Elemental Project, with Water Study, performed in the basement of City Hall East.


Beacon continues The Elemental Project with Earth 1999 at City Gallery East.


Beacon's third installment of The Elemental Project, Into the Inferno, is presented at The Contemporary, with sculpture by Scott Silvey.


Beacon's The Elemental Project draws to a close with To Air is Human, performed at The B Complex.


Beacon embarks on the multi-year project, The Mapping Project, with a 2 week residency at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.


Beacon begins the year long trek through DeKalb County with The Mapping Project: DeKalb County Parks and Nature Centers


Beacon wraps up the year-long journey through DeKalb County at the Dunwoody Nature preserve in the June.


Beacon presents the community engagement project culminating performance of 1906/2006/2106, a response to the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot.


Beacon journeys to Immokalee, Florida, over a period of nine months to give birth to a community dance project, Ecotone/Immokalee.


Beacon addresses the inequality of the institution of marriage in contemporary American society with The Marriage Project.


Beacon explores food with A Bountiful Feast, performing in multiple locations, and helping to inaugurate Art on The Atlanta Beltline with our 50 foot serpentine table built by collaborating artist Jeff Mather.


Beacon celebrates the 20th anniversary under the Artistic Direction of D. Patton White with a retrospectively inspired new work, At Once Now and Then.


Beacon returns to The Elemental Project performing in four new locations and all in one year's time: Emory University, The Atlanta Beltline, The Decatur Cemetery and The B Complex.

Beacon partners with visual artist Martha Whittington on the critically acclaimed 'deus ex machina' at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Georgia (MOCA GA).

After 25 years, Beacon Dance bids farewell to the Beacon Hill Arts Center with 'Closing the Space', as the facility is repurposed into a new facility for the Decatur School System.


Beacon continues its long-running partnership with the Decatur Arts Alliance in co-producing the New Dance Festival and adds a new partner, the newly renovated Decatur Recreation Center, which serves as the New Dance Festival venue.

Beacon continues its partnership with Martha Whittington in Resilient Circles (in opposite directions) for the 2013 Art on the Atlanta Beltline exhibition.


Beacon culminates a year-long community residency in Immokalee, Florida, with A Life Well Seasoned, a site-specific performance and dance-for-the-camera in May, at The Roberts Center and The Pioneer Museum at the Roberts Ranch, in Immokalee, Florida.

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