Directors Whitney Renfroe and Nell Goza

Our Mission

We believe that dance is a natural human form of expression that we all are coded to understand. Formations strives to communicate with audiences through powerful performances in and around our home city of Birmingham, Alabama. Through athletic execution of emotionally evocative choreography, we ignite passion and awaken the spirit of dance that dwells in all of us.

Formations is also founded on the principle that dance should incorporate different forms of art, movement, and emotional concepts into performances. Merging of the arts is not only an effective means of lifting one another up, but it allows us to deliver heightened and more relatable experiences.

Upcoming Events

Yoga Pop-Up Classes @ The Frank

Yoga to ignite body + mind + spirit

Join us for a unique yoga practice, led by Whitney Renfroe (RYT-200) at the iconic Frank Nelson building in downtown Birmingham. Register below, and please bring your own mat, a bottle of water, and a face mask! ZaZa Trattoria will provide a 25% discount to class participants for a post-practice refuel.

Audition Announcement for 2021-2022 Season

Formations will host annual auditions on Sunday, April 25th from 10-12:30. Please pre-register for auditions by emailing headshot and resume to formations@formabham.com. Dancers may also submit a website or reel. There is a $15 audition fee due the day of the audition. Audition format will consist of class, improvisation, and repertory. Auditions will be held at 1820 3rd Ave N, Birmingham AL 35203 on the second floor. Masks are required.

Our Origins

Formations began in 2019 as the official performance company of Forma Arts + Wellness. When Forma closed its doors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company shifted its focus to taking performances out into the community. Formations now operates as a professional company unaffiliated with any individual school, studio, or theatre.

Formations is comprised of dancers from a variety of backgrounds. Each brings their own beautiful form of movement and strength to the company, creating a pallet of beautiful individuals united with singular intent.

The company was founded by Director Whitney Renfroe, and Co-Director Nell Goza joined the company in fall of 2020.

Making a contribution to Formations is making a contribution to the arts.

Contributions of any size are vitally important to keep the company going, especially in these trying times. Formations Dance Company’s 501c-3 status is still pending at this time, so please be aware that any donation made this year will not be tax deductible.


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Formations Dance Company

Founded in 2019 by Whitney Renfroe, director/choreographer

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IG Handle @formationsdanceco

1820 3rd Ave N, 201 Birmingham AL 35203

Photography by Melissa Dooley, @melissadooleyphotography