Dallas Dancers Create New Roles for Women

The Bombshell Dance Project will showcase its work in its first performance at the Sammons Center for the Arts beginning in October.

Two Dallas dancers have reunited to build new life for women on stage.

After enduring a long-standing dissatisfaction in dance roles, Emily Bernet and Taylor Rodman partnered to protest outdated concepts of women by doing something they love, The Dallas Morning News reported.

The duo is called the Bombshell Dance Project, and it is not meant to be pretty. It refers to the beauty and the tragedy of the glamour girls of Hollywood’s past.

Bennet and Rodman, both 23, met at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas during their sophomore year, The Morning News reported. After Rodman returned to Dallas from Boston Conservatory and reunited with Southern Methodist University graduate Bernet, the two made plans for their first performance, Meant to Be Seen.

“We ended up in the same place after four years, and it sparked our need to be creating.”
Taylor Rodman

“We ended up in the same place after four years, and it sparked our need to be creating,” Rodman told The Morning News. “We had created together a lot in high school. We’re similar in that we have a lot of ideas. We just had to make them real.”

The name of the group is based on old Hollywood ideas of women, the women told The Morning News. 

“We were interested in the contrast between the outer image and the life that is happening inside,” Bernet told the newspaper.

Beginning in October, The Bombshell Dance Project will showcase its work in its first performance at the Sammons Center for the Arts, The Morning News reported.

“It started with a feeling,” Bernet said. “The unspoken desires that you bottle inside — getting that out.”


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