who we are


Founded in 2006 by Daniel Banks, Ph.D., and Adam W. McKinney, M.A, DNAWORKS is a Fort Worth, Texas-based arts and service organization dedicated to dialogue and healing through the arts. DNAWORKS applies its award-winning arts process to dance, theater, and film, focusing on issues of identity, culture, class, and heritage.


The company has led programming and performances, promoting dialogue-based social justice action and community building, with arts, academic, and community organizations in thirty-seven states and seventeen countries. DNAWORKS believes that art = ritual = healing = community and that this philosophy and practice lead to a more peaceful world.