Deeply Rooted Dance Theater evolved from New York’s JUBILATION! Dance Company, which Kevin Iega Jeff founded in 1982. Upon joining forces with Gary Abbott in Chicago, the company became Deeply Rooted Dance Theater. Highlights of the 30-year performance history, including both international and domestic venues, are listed below.

International Performance History

15th Annual JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience – South Africa

Margaret Cain Tours, Including the Calgary Center for the Arts – Canada

The Brasilia International Dance Seminar and Competition –  Brazil

Spectacles Plus  – France

Gianna Nicollette Tours – Germany, Italy

Madrid Arts Festival  – Spain

Migros Steps Festival  – Switzerland

US Performance History

The company’s US performance history spans the nation, and a wide range of venues including:

Performing Arts Presenters and Cultural Centers

Pickard Auditorium  – Selma,  ALBroward Center for the Performing Arts –  Ft. Lauderdale,  FL

Whitehall Theater – Kansas City, KS

The State of Kansas Tour, Salina Arts and Humanities, including the Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts  –  Salina, KS

Detroit Music Hall  –  Detroit,  MI

The Ordway Performing Arts Center  – St. Paul,  MN

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center- Newark, NJ

Brooklyn Academy of Music – Brooklyn, NY

Aaron Davis Hall -New York City, NY

The Apollo Theater – New York City,  NY

The King Arts Center –  Columbus , OH

The Annengerg Center – Philadelphia, PA

Miller Auditorium – Slippery Rock, PA

Carver Center – San Antonio, TX

Perot Theater – Texarkana, TX

Colleges and Universities

Pepperdine University – Los Angeles, CASaddleback College –   Mission Viejo,  CA

University of California/San Diego – San Diego, CA

El Camino College  –  Torrance, CA

Northeast Missouri State University – Maryville, MO

Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College  –   New York,  NY

The Hostos Center for the Arts at Hostos College –  Bronx, NY

Western Carolina University  – Cullowhee, NC

Western Washington University – Seattle, WA

University of Wisconsin –  Madison , WI

Performing Arts Conferences

National Performance Network Conference  –  Los Angeles, CAThe International Association of Blacks in Dance Annual Conference – Dallas,  TX