Founded in 2014 by Eve Allen Garza, Downtown Dance Collective is a collaborative dance organization that works to strengthen and enhance the performing arts in Reno, NV. Through the promotion and organization of live events, DDC gives local dance artists the opportunity for artistic exchange and experimentation resulting in innovative and thought-provoking works. We provide an avenue through which works-in-progress, pieces by up-and-coming choreographers, and premieres may be shared. We hope to create new dance experiences in Reno and provide access to our viewers thus fostering social cohesion and inventive ways of expression.


Eve Allen Garza is a dancer, dance educator and choreographer in Reno, NV.  She received her MFA in ballet from the University of Utah and BS in business administration with a dance minor from the University of Nevada, Reno. Allen Garza is the founder and director of the Downtown Dance Collective (DDC). DDC is a collaborative dance organization that aims to bring together local talent and present accessible performances to our community. Allen Garza performs locally with A.V.A. Ballet Theatre, Belle Contemporary Dance Company, and Rosie Trump | With or Without Dance. She has choreographed for Municipal Ballet Co. in Salt Lake City, the Nevada Opera, Sierra Nevada Ballet, and the University of Nevada, Reno.


Allen Garza is a Ballet Lecturer for the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Nevada, Reno. She is an active member of the Royal Academy of Dance and teaches syllabus classes for all levels at The Conservatory of Movement.  Allen Garza is a registered teaching artist for the Nevada Arts Council and the Sierra Arts Foundation and utilizes the Kennedy Center’s definition of arts integration in her classes and workshops.

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