All Bodies Dance Project was founded in 2014 by Sarah Lapp, Mirae Rosner and Naomi Brand in order to create an open and inclusive space for persons with and without disabilities to explore the artistic potential of difference.
Since then, we have welcomed hundreds of participants into our free, weekly dance classes hosted through the Vancouver Park Board, Trout Lake, Roundhouse and Sunset Community Centres and offered workshop opportunities across the Lower Mainland.
The company creates new, innovative works of contemporary dance that have been featured widely in community events, schools, productions and festivals such as Dancing on the Edge, Vines Art Festival, SKAMpede (Victoria), Pop Up Dances, ArtStarts in Schools, Dance in Vancouver, 12 Minutes Max, F-O-R-M and Fluid Festival (Calgary), among others. To date the company has self-produced five full-evening productions: See & Be Seen (2015), TRACE (2016), DO MAKE SHOW (2017), Magic & Remembering (2019) and Translations (2019).
In 2019, All Bodies Dance Project were the recipients of the City of Vancouver's Award of Excellence in the category of Accessible City.