The Mature H.O.T Women program is designed for women who are Health-Conscious, Optimistic and Triumphant. The program provides technical training and repertory workshops to strengthen the body, challenge the mind, and nourish the spirit through a synergy of modern, ballet, and African dance techniques.

To ensure artistic and technical growth, we strongly encourage each dancer to commit to the entire Mature H.O.T Women process by participating in the full “season.” The full season is divided into three terms: Fall, Winter, and Spring. During each term, training in various techniques will be provided as well as choreographic workshops led by a Deeply Rooted Artistic Staff. The new works (3) will be geared toward a final performance showing in May. Below you will find the corresponding dates for each term as well as vacation/break days.


Deeply Rooted Dance Theater
17 N State, 19th Floor




Fall Term


October 8 -December 10, 2019

Winter Term


January 7 – February 25, 2020

Spring Term


March, 17 – May 3, 2020

Final Performances

Friday, May 1, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Location: TBD


December 17 – December 31, 2019

Fall Term – Due October 31


Winter Term – Due December 30


Spring Term – Due March 10


Full Season


Drop-in rate


Production Fee – Due April 7, 2020

+ $200

Artistic Team

Kevin Iega JeffArtistic Director

Gary AbbotAssociate Artistic Director

Nicole Clarke-SpringerArtistic Team Member

Joshua L. IshmonAssociate Artistic Team Member

Mature H.O.T. Women Artistic Staff

Nicole Clarke-SpringerDance Education Director

Dereque WhithursAssistant Director


Dominique AtwoodBallet

Marylana LocklearHorton

Pierre ClarkModern

Ahmad HillAssistant

Ricky DavisAssistant

Dance Education Management Staff

Samantha Brown Dance Education Manager

Tiana Thompson Dance Education Intern