Kahina Haynes, Executive Director, expressed enthusiasm about IABD’s new home stating, "Owning an arts building in such a cultural destination like Columbia Heights, DIW is honored to play a role as a central incubator of cultural and artistic creativity. We are incredibly excited to support IABD's move and the many opportunities that their groundbreaking work will provide for the Black dance community. It is a privilege to contribute to such advancing efforts."
“Though there were many options for us to consider, selecting DIW as IABD’s home was the most optimal decision. A critical component for our new location was an African American owned business with enhanced operational efficiencies. We are excited to affiliate with DIW. I can’t think of a better place to begin the process of building capacity and infrastructure for the Black dance community, than right here with an organization that is rooted in its community. This move places IABD in a fantastic building immediately improving internal and external operations as we begin to develop local, national, and international programming opportunities. We are extremely fortunate to find such beautiful space,” states Saunders Thompson.
IABD will occupy office space on the second floor of DIW’s building located right in the heart of the Columbia Heights community, and Metro accessible. The new address will be 3400 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20010. For more information about the new office, firstname.lastname@example.org.