Deeply Rooted Dance Theater

Organization Type

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 Vision & Values
Through discipline and rigor we can all achieve artistry in whatever we do. Owning the artist within us is an opportunity to give flight to a vision of profound humanity. Art is essential to life because it is about human expression; it is about reflection; it is about communication. Art is as fundamental as breathing. Just like we need air to breathe, so we need art: it is really just that simple.

Our Vision:
Deeply Rooted Dance Theater is a community dedicated to nurturing artists, supporting human relationships and sharing common values through engaging in dance.

Our Values:
We believe art is fundamental in forming community.
We pursue excellence—nurturing individual brilliance and authentic voices.
We recognize the relationship between the aesthetic and the political: the impact of art on society, therefore we hold ourselves accountable for our vision and strive to be ethical both in our art and our lives.
We realize that sound financial management enables growth; we aim to provide the conditions that support our dancers and staff in achieving this.
We commit ourselves to constructive and compassionate communication when in the midst of conflict.
We find joy in working together, creating beauty, and being.

Dance Classes

Ballet Chicago @ 17 N State St 19th floor, Chicago, IL


Mayfair Arts Center @ 8701 S Bennett Ave, Chicago, IL


20 East Randolph or 17 East Adams

Validate passes available at front desk.

Dance Styles
African American
Modern / Contemporary
Skill Levels
Adult Beginner
Age Levels
Young Adults


Deeply Rooted Dance Theater

17 N State St, 19th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 795-9777


Past Events