Bennett Dance Company (BDC) engages diverse audiences by presenting dance as an empowering, accessible art form through the creation of collaborative, multi-media performances, which are developed both site-specifically and for the stage. Collaboration is at the heart of the work which blends contemporary dance with visual arts, including sculpture, landscape and photography; diverse movement forms including aerial dance and martial arts; and original music composition, often performed live. The Company crafts work collectively by utilizing the strength and experience of its members. BDC's commitment to marrying dance with diverse mediums continually challenges dancers to discover a new physicality during the creative process. Through visceral, athletic movements in non-traditional settings (on stilts, tangled in nets, encased in boxes), BDC dancers enmesh themselves in unexplored environments, realizing and revealing a sense of poetry and fearlessness beyond mere technique or physicality. DeAnna was a founding member of the company; she danced with BDC from 1999-2007, during which time she was also the company's Rehearsal Director and Assistant Choreographer.