Bare Bones Dance Theater was founded in 1987 by a group of students to give undergraduates an opportunity to display their choreographic work, as there was no formal concert for them to do so at the time. Through the years, Bare Bones has become a distinguished non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, attracting increasingly large audiences and reaching farther communities.

Mission Statment

Bare Bones Dance Theater is a student-run, non-profit organization that encourages and supports an artistic meeting of the minds. Through the production of an annual dance concert, the undergraduate dancers, choreographers, production designers, and the larger community collaborate to produce a professional theatrical experience. In addition, our organization seeks to extend our artistic endeavors beyond the University of California, Irvine (UCI)by hosting outreach performances and workshops for local high school students. Bare Bones Dance Theater welcomes undergraduates of all majors from UCI to participate and share their creative abilities to enrich UCI and the Orange County Community.