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The Latina Dance Project in Association with The Black Theatre Troupe presents
The BlakTinx Dance Festival 2022

The BlakTinx Dance Festival, a dance festival that celebrates and showcases the work of Black and Latinx choreographers, is entering its sixth year in Phoenix Arizona. This year's festival will be live after two years of virtual shows, and pivoting because of the ongoing pandemic. We are headed back to The Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center, home to the Black Theater Troupe, where we first hosted the festival in 2017. Learn more about our festival parter 




it's showtime!

July 8th and July 9th at 7:00 pm 

July 10th at 12pm matinee with a Q&A 

The Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center

1333 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034


Tickets $20 pre-sale, $25 week of show

Get your ticket soon, only 100 tickets per night, and this show sells out! Please note: To ensure the enjoyment of other patrons, and in consideration of the performers as well as considering the intimate design of the theater there will be no late seating, please plan accordingly.


Presenting Choreographers

Eight Arizona choreographers will be presenting original work for this year’s  show

Erik Canales, Jenny Gerena, The Imposter, Isiah Johnson, Zakiya Johnson, Anthony James Kelly, Ruby Morales and Esteban Rosales


Special Guest

 The dance festival kicks off with Melissa Dunmore, who will open with an original poem. Leah Marché, moderator for Sunday’s Q&A. The post-show talk back is
sponsored by Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.












Special Preview

Join us for live dance in the galleries! Phoenix Art Museum proudly hosts a special preview

of the BlakTinx Phoenix Dance Festival. Wednesday's pay what you wish, at 7:30 pm











Meet the panelist

The BlakTinx Dance Festival, Phoenix, 2022 application process was adjudicated by 

Alexander Patrick, PhD, Ericka Vaughn Byrne, Rosa Rodríguez-Frazier and Diandra Adamczyk.

The panelist did an outstanding job at facilitating and putting together this year's line up.

A huge thank you to everyone who submitted. 















Community dance class 


Special thank you to 

The Latina Dance Project, The Black Theater Troupe, NueBOX, Phoenix Art Museum, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Lisa Starry of Scorpius Dance Theater, Phoenix Center for the Arts and more!

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