About the Company

Chicago’s Deeply Rooted Dance Theater is rooted in traditions of American and African-American dance, storytelling, and universal themes that spark a visceral experience and ignite an emotional response in diverse audiences worldwide. DRDT collaborates with nationally renowned choreographers, across the spectrum of modern, ballet, and African dance, to reflect contemporary voices.

In Chicago, the company has performed at numerous renowned venues including the Auditorium Theater, the Shubert Theater, The Dance Center of Columbia College, The Harris Theater for Music and Dance, and the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts. In November 2017 DRDT will host its 20th Anniversary finale at Chicago’s newly renovated Studebaker Theater at the Fine Arts Building.

The Company

  • Dominique Atwood
  • Michael Bishop
  • Pierre Clark
  • Jennifer Florentino
  • Paige Fraser
  • Tracey Franklin
  • Joshua Henry
  • Joshua L Ishmon
  • Shaness Kemp
  • Rebekah Kuczma
  • Marlayna Locklear
  • William Roberson
  • Artemis Stamouli
  • Nina-Rose Wardanian
  • Christian Warner
  • Solomon Bowser (Apprentice)
  • Destiny Casson (Apprentice)
  • Shanna Cruzat (Apprentice)
  • Stephen Galberth (Apprentice)
  • Annabelen Rivero (Apprentice)
  • Nyemah Stuart (Apprentice)
  • Morgan Wallace (Apprentice)