The Sarah Bush Dance Project (SBDP) is a contemporary dance company based in Oakland. Led by Artistic Director Sarah Bush, SBDP has brought Urban Contemporary dance to venues throughout the Bay Area since 1999. Sarah Bush creates dances that show strong, emotional, well-rounded women — dances that inspire all women to feel better about our place in the world. The company explores issues of identity, gender, and sexuality within the broader themes of love, relationships, loss, power and empowerment.

CORE VALUES: Feminism, Diversity, Excellence, Authenticity, Accessibility, Empowerment, Versatility, Innovation

Join us Mother’s Day Weekend for Rocked By Women, May 9 & 10 in Oakland

Rocked By Women…what could be better than that! Spend an evening with these Dancers, these women, embodying a body of work, a body of songs that served as a group lift for so many people. Thanks to all of you for paying attention and paying tribute to this music, for revealing it all through the bold power of Dance.”
– Cris Williamson, Singer/Songwriter

Rocked is a warm, skillfully created, and generous show that just might become a Mother’s Day tradition.”
– Rita Felciano, San Francisco Bay Guardian

“[Rocked By Women] would reverberate just as powerfully in an opera house as it did in the intimate Dance Mission Theater.”
– Carla Escoda, Huffington Post

SBDP Dance LIfts Jump

Dance Lifts: Bianca Mendoza, Krystal Bates, Natalie Acevez & Sarah Bush.

Photo by Desdemona Burgin


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Featured Show
Rocked By Women
May 9-10, Oakland, CA
Tickets available now!
(early bird discount before April 25)

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“…a force to be reckoned with…”
– Rachel Howard, SF Chronicle

“…a modern dance bellwether.”
– Nirmala Nataraj, SF Weekly

Sarah Sonya lift lowering

photo by Cheryl Mazak


For performance bookings, contact Sarah Bush Dance Project