BlakTinx Dance Festival's mission is to create opportunities for professional Black and Latinx choreographers and the desire to diversify programming and audiences in the dance community.

The BlakTinx Dance festival originates from Los Angeles, California, premiering for the first time in 2013 produced by choreographer,Licia Perea; and has been an annual production at the Bootleg Theatre for the past six years.


In 2015, BlakTinx expanded to Tucson, Arizona and later in 2017, through a collaboration with choreographer Liliana Gomez, BlakTinx expanded to Phoenix, Arizona, with an annual show each year since then. 

The festival focuses on contemporary dance but draws from many genres. Choreographers are encouraged to show work that is personal to them, and speaks about the Black and Latinx experience.


BlakTinx has received much recognition receiving festival grants to support the work from The Los Angeles County Arts Commission, City of LA Department of Cultural Affairs, The Arizona Commission on the Arts, and by private individual donations. Feel free to contact us if you are interested in donating, volunteering or if you would like to host BlakTinx in your city. 

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