Leading with Legacy

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning British monarch, led a life in which geographical boundaries did not restrict. Her influence throughout time has even woven its way into the rich history of Dallas Black Dance Theatre.

In 1991, the Queen of England made a rare visit to Dallas. This anomaly provided Dallas Black Dance Theatre with an opportunity unlike any other. Dallas Black Dance Theatre had the special honor of being one of the arts organizations to personally meet and perform for Queen Elizabeth II at the Meyerson Symphony Center.

Executive Director Zenetta Drew and former DBDT board member Herdercine Nash were among the first visitors in Buckingham Palace, the home of Queen Elizabeth II, when she officially opened it to the public on April 28, 1993.

Today, Dallas Black Dance Theatre offers condolences to the royal family and great remembrance to an iconic leader.