The mission of Deeply Rooted Dance Theater is to re-imagine and diversify the aesthetics of contemporary dance by bringing together modern, classical, and African-American traditions in dance. In its uncompromising pursuit of excellence in performance, the development of new choreography, the training of dancers, and the creation of a diverse audience, the company seeks to demonstrate how art and beauty play a transformative role in society.
Deeply Rooted Dance Theater is a community dedicated to nurturing artists, supporting human relationships and sharing common values through engaging in dance.
“This is the first time in the 28 year history of the college that an audience has given a standing ovation for a dance performance!!” – Hope College, Holland, MI
“Chicago’s answer to Alvin Ailey, yet with a profile very much its own…” – Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun Times