jhon r. stronks’ “there in the sunlight”

Dedicated to creating an presenting dance works and performances that embody the choreographic vision of jhon r. stronks. Yay Dance! Learn More at

6 Degrees

Toni Leago Valle has a three-fold career.  As Artistic Director and choreographer for 6’, she combines writing, acting, and dance to create multi-sensual works that address current political and sociological issues.  Valle received a B.A. in Theatre, specializing in dance, from University of Houston in 2000.  Valle has received two Individual Artist [...]

Ad Deum Dance

Ad Deum Dance Company was founded by Randall Flinn as a project based company in 1991. In 2000, the company began thier full time organization which included the professional company and a trainee/mentoring program. The company is now comprised of amazingly talented dancers that have relocated to Houston, Texas from all across [...]

Art by Gabriela

Gabriela is a professional belly dancer based in Houston, TX. She is available for events, parties and other special occasions. Learn the Art of Belly Dance - Belly dancing classes and private lessons also available. Learn More at

Ascend Dance Collective

Ascend Dance Collective's mission is to cultivate and promote a modern dance presence in the North Houston area by providing diverse works and performances to the community at large that are spiritually uplifting, inspiring, entertaining and accessible to all ages.

Ash Danceworks

Ash Danceworks is a contemporary performance group based in Houston, TX and directed by choreographer Rebecca French. Our mission is to present exciting and innovative dance theater to audiences throughout the United States and beyond. For more information visit

Becky Valls

Becky Valls is an Associate Professor of Dance at the University of Houston where she teaches dance education, dance history, modern technique, and senior projects. She is the director of the UH Young Audiences Touring Company and a recipient of the Ross M. Lence Teaching Award in the College of Liberal Arts [...]

City Dance

Established In 1994 by Creative Director and Founder Sherese Campbell, Houston City Dance Studio is a non-profit dance school and performing arts organization that seeks to reflect the ethnic diversity of the Houston Metropolitan area. Since then, Ms. Campbell has been the driving force in teaching the school's over 200 dance students, [...]

CORE Performance Company

CORE (formerly Several Dancers Core) is a professional dance organization that creates, performs, and presents contemporary dance, and is dedicated to opening channels of communication and education between artists and the community. Founded in 1980, CORE is home to the internationally acclaimed CORE Performance Company, known for its innovative, passionate, captivating dance [...]

Dance Gallery Festival

The Dance Gallery Festival was created by Astrid von Ussar and Mojca Ussar in 2007 and has since become a well-known festival with showcases in two states NY and TX. The production of modern concert dance is often challenged by the scarcity of suitable and affordable performance venues.  The Dance Gallery Festival [...]

Dance Houston

Our mission is to increase dance appreciation in Houston. We do so by raising awareness for dance in and around Houston and making dance more accessible to Houston patrons. We facilitate collaboration amongst companies and choreographers and provide educational and performance opportunities to dancers of many styles. Dance Houston believes dance is [...]

Dance Salad Festival / Houston International Dance Coalition

Dance Salad Festival is a project of the Houston International Dance Coalition (a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization), and is committed to a multi-cultural presentation of diverse dance disciplines at the highest professional level. Dance Salad Festival provides a venue for local, national and international choreographers, across dance disciplines, to present their work to [...]

Diverseworks Art Space

DiverseWorks is one of the leading contemporary art centers in the United States. Known for its groundbreaking artistic education programs and distinguished by its financial stability, DiverseWorks serves as an open venue for artists, a training ground for future arts administrators and a model for arts centers across the country. DiverseWorks remains [...]

Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center

When you step into the ERJCC, you'll find a center filled with remarkable people, dedicated volunteers and a wide-array of year-round programs, activities and special events. At the ERJCC, we're committed to enriching the lives of our members and the community. For over 70 years, the ERJCC has been a place where [...]

Farrell Dyde Dance Theatre

Farrell Dyde Dance Theatre is best known for its pioneering efforts in Houston, Texas during the late 1970’s and 80’s at a time when dance all over the country was experiencing unprecedented growth and the Houston economy was booming.  At that time, Farrell Dyde was among Texas’s best-known choreographers and the company was notable [...]

Felicia Thomas

Felicia Thomas is a Houston native that was exposed to dance and music at an early age. She attended a Fine Arts Magnet elementary school and from then on, knew the art of dance was the passion she wanted to pursue. Felicia obtained her B.A. In Dance and English from Sam Houston State [...]

FLY Dance Company

In 2012 FLY Dance Company returned to the Houston scene under the partnership of Jorge Casco, Chris Cortez, Don Lee Rivera and Adam Quiroz. FLY is currently represented by ECE Touring, the largest talent agency in North America and is advised by world renowned choreographer/legend Rennie Lorenzo Harris. FLY will be embarking [...]

Frame Dance Productions

Frame Dances exists to help people in Houston and beyond discover the power of dance and movement to communicate, inspire, and connect to the world and others.  We believe community collaboration, artistic collaboration and technology are the secret ingredients of our craft today, and are completely necessary to expose contemporary dance to [...]

Fresh Arts Coalition

In 2001, began with a simple idea: provide a place on the web for Houston artists and organizations to promote their work. Since its inception, Spacetaker has grown into a dynamic, multifaceted organization dedicated to equipping local artists to succeed in the business of art. Most notably, Spacetaker opened the Artists [...]

Group Acorde

Founded in the spring of 2016 by Roberta Paixao Cortes, Thomas Helton, Lindsey McGill, and Seth Paynter, Group Acorde strives to produce high quality work combining original music and contemporary dance choreography where all artists conceptualize the works from beginning to end in a true collaborative form. The company hopes to be a unique voice [...]

Heather vonReichbauer

Heather vonReichbauer is a professional choreographer and dance educator. She is the Assistant Director of Dance Programs at Rice University and serves as the Artistic Director of Rice Dance Theater. Since moving to Texas in 2012, Heather was chosen to create a new work for Choreographer’s x6 at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community [...]

Hierro Forjado / Alexandra Simmons

Hierro Forjado (pronounced 'yerro forhado') is a flamenco dance troupe founded and lead by Alexandra Simmons. It is comprised of women of all walks of life, who have chosen to pursue the rigorous and demanding study of flamenco, as they believe it brings strength, grace, passion, rhythm and soul to their lives. [...]

High School for the Performing and Visual Arts

High School for the Performing and Visual Arts The HSPVA Department of Dance consists of approximately 100 dance majors and a dance faculty of 12 prominent professionals. A broad dance curriculum emphasizes both the performing and theoretical skills including: ballet, modern dance, jazz, musical theatre, tap dance, dance photography, dance survey, dance [...]


“H.I.P.NOTIK”, which stands for “Heavenly Inspired Praise”, is a non-denominational touring production company, complete with costumes, props, a portable theatrical set and a timed, personalized soundtrack, composed of 15-24 talented performers (minimum age of eighteen) from Houston and surrounding areas in the areas of dance, music, theatre and indoor pageantry. Inspired by [...]

Holding Space Dance Collective

Performing throughout Texas since 2008, ChinaCat Dance, under the artistic direction of Maggie Lasher, is a fun, fresh company with a unique approach to contemporary dance. ChinaCat is known for creative and memorable costuming and design elements, and loves to present simple themes that speak to the imagination and the heart. ChinaCat [...]

Hope Stone

We believe in "Art for All." It is our vision to expand boundaries through engaging art experiences. Hope Stone, Inc. is a 501-C3 non-profit organization that strives to unlock the innate creativity of children and adults with the arts. Through dance, music, theater, and spoken word, Hope Stone ignites creative expression in [...]

Houston Repertory Dance Ensemble

Houston Repertory Dance Ensemble is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non‐profit arts service organization. The ensemble is under the direction of Amy Blake, Artistic Director, Keith Cross, Rehearsal Director, and Judith Grywalski, Ballet Mistress.  This ensemble was designed for the dancer seeking collaboration with exemplary worldwide professionals in the industry to [...]

Houston Swing Dance Society

The primary focus of the Houston Swing Dance Society is to educate people of all ages about Lindy Hop. To accomplish this goal, the Houston Swing Dance Society sponsors classes, workshops, dance events, and the Hepcats performing dance company. The organization conducts classes every Sunday night, and regularly sponsors dances with live [...]

Indo-American Association

The Indo-American Association (IAA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1993 to promote cultural arts of Indian subcontinent in the American context. Our events are targeted at multi-cultural audiences. IAA programming and audience have grown with each passing year. IAA is today regarded a first-rate cultural arts organization. IAA receives regular grant [...]

Intuitive African Dance and Drum Culture

Intuitive African Dance and Drum Culture provides "edutainment" services via class instruction, workshops and performances which focuses on the rich cultural history of West African drum and dance rhythms. To learn more visit or contact

JDF Elite Dance Academy

JDF Elite Dance Academy is a National Award winning dance studio located in Friendswood, Texas and which was established in 2010. JDF is committed to providing professional guidance in a positive atmosphere to all individuals. From beginners to advanced dancers, starting at age 2 and up, classes focus on development, technique, and [...]

Karen Stokes Dance

Karen Stokes Dance (KSD) presents original contemporary dance under the direction of Karen Stokes. KSD connects diverse populations through dance education and team building programs. We are committed to maintaining a company of paid professionals who have a shared vision of community.  KSD has a strong focus on the vitality of Houston [...]

Leslie Scates

Leslie Scates is a dance maker, educator and performer native to Houston, Texas.  She is a member of Lower Left Performance Collective and regularly works with Psophonia Dance Company, CORE Performance Company and Recked Productions.  Leslie makes signature and collaborative dances based on the methods and practices of Ensemble Thinking and ReWire/Dancing [...]

Lori Yuill

Lori Yuill is an independent choreographer, performer and teaching artist.  She did her undergraduate work at TCU and then skipped town to perform with Momentum Danza Contemporanea in Guatemala.  In 2000 Lori returned to Houston and performed with Suchu Dance.  She also madeFloating/Falling for DiverseWorks’ Houston Performing Artist Residency during this period [...]

Lucia & Valdemar Flamenco

Lucia Rodriguez-Sanchez, dance instructor and singer and Valdemar Phoenix, flamenco guitarist have been performing together in the Houston area since 1983. Both performers have backgrounds that are firmly based in the essence of traditional flamenco. Lucia & Valdemar Flamenco has performed at major theaters, international festivals, schools and arts events throughout Texas, [...]

MET Dance

Founded in 1995, the MET Dance is an arts and educational organization. Located in the heart of the Midtown, the center is committed to the development of dance using movement as a learning tool. Through our training center, Educational outreach program, scholarship program, and performance company, MET Dance well as make significant [...]

Michele Brangwen Dance Ensemble

The Michele Brangwen Dance Ensemble is a contemporary dance company that specializes in commissioning new music for dance and incorporating musicians into the visual imagery. Sharing the stage and the focus, our dancers and musicians break the boundaries of traditional ensemble interaction. Performance works include original choreography and music as well as [...]

Naach Houston

Naach Houston is a community based premier performing arts company that uses diverse genres of dance, global music, mime, theater & visual Arts as a creative ground within a professional context. The Vision of Naach is to provide the best training by professional artists of international acclaim and create platforms for all age [...]

Nicolay Dance Works

Nicolay Dance Works is an embarkation on a journey of exploration and reconstruction with a very special group of young artists. Each of these dancers brings unique life experiences, talents and insights to the effort, that illuminate the works in beautiful and unexpected ways. In reanimating works from the past we are [...]

NobleMotion Dance

In 2009, NobleMotion exploded onto the Houston dance scene and has since received critical acclaim for their “extraordinary athleticism” and “cutting edge” programming. NobleMotion Dance seeks to make work that is emotionally daring and honest; inspires discourse and understanding amongst diverse communities; and integrates dance, theatre and technology in unique ways. Artistic [...]

Open Dance Project

“Our ensemble-driven work draws on the rich well of diverse talents and life experiences of our company members to make work that is athletic, virtuosic, witty, sharp, theatrical, whimsical, socially engaged and deeply human.” – Artistic Director, Annie Arnoult Open Dance Project is a contemporary dance theater company whose highly stylized performance experiences break down [...]

Pilot Dance Project

FrenetiCore is a non-profit organization that offers creative community experiences to the public through the presentation and promotion of original theater, dance, film, and music in Houston, Texas. The Pilot on Navigation promotes the creation and presentation of new work in Houston by providing an accessible, affordable venue for the exhibition of performing and visual [...]

Psophonia Dance Company

Founded in 1998 Psophonia Dance Company (pronounced so-fon-í-a) is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to creating and presenting dances that entertain, intrigue, educate and inspire learning through collaboration and the exchange of ideas. Learn More at

Recked Productions

Recked Productions strives to present dance as a total theatrical experience, creating reckless, raw, and inventive works—a balance between sensuality and physicality designed to stir the mind and ignite the heart. We weave all elements of production around the various motivations within each work, are dedicated to the purpose and intent behind [...]

Rednerrus Feil Dance Company

RFDC strives to produce high quality performance art based on emotive life experiences. We delight in exploring how the meaning of movement can reveal the personal nature of our own histories. This highly unique creative process involves not only an emotional investment, but often requires time, exploration, and impeccable communication among the [...]

Samskriti Dance Company

At the Anjali Center for Performing Arts (a Texas organization dedicated to promoting and preserving Indian performing arts), now in its 36th year of operation, the legendary tradition of Indian Classical Dance is safely preserved. Since its inception in 1975, Anjali, Texas’ first and premier Indian dance academy, has blossomed into a [...]

Silambam Houston

Silambam Houston is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and demystifying Indian Classical Dance. Founded by Dr. Lavanya Rajagopalan in 2002, it began as a non-profit Indian dance academy, specializing in the dance form Bharatanatyam. The company's dedication to providing comprehensive arts education and exceptional arts programming for its students [...]

Sirrom Studio

A world dance studio devoted to the enrichment of life through dance.  We teach dance hobbyists as well as serious performers.  Classes are offered 7 days a week, both days and evenings.  Workshops with master instructors from through-out the world are held through-out the year.  Children's classes are offered in Bellydance and [...]

Society for the Performing Arts

With our 2016-2017 Season, SPA is celebrating fifty years of bringing the world’s best to Houston. We are looking to the future by bringing several performances to the city for the first time like Joey Alexander Trio and Circus 1903, but also reflecting on our dynamic history by bringing back some of our perennial favorites like STOMP [...]

SonKiss’d Dance Theater

SonKiss’d Dance Theater is a collective of artists created to minister to all through visual and performing arts. Our mission is to create experiences so powerful audiences do not  leave the same. We create with the Creator. Learn More at

The Flamenco Room

The Flamenco Room, founded by artistic director Patricia Davis, is a world dance and world music studio dedicated to the preservation of world performing art forms.  Specializing in the study of flamenco dance and music, The Flamenco Room offers weekly classes for children and adults, seminars with guest artists throughout the year, [...]

Uptown Dance Company

With multiple performances throughout the year, the Uptown Dance Company is always planning, rehearsing, or performing. Come see their dancers perform live before your very eyes! Keep an eye on UDC's event calendar to stay up-to-date with performances. Learn More at

Urban Souls Dance Company

We are a social arts organization that promotes creativity. We use the art of dance to advocate creativity that inspires society to move closer together. Learn More at

Vitacca Productions & Company

Vitacca Productions & Company (Vitacca P&C) is committed to the intellectual vitality of the community by providing a foundation for development of the art of dance. Vitacca P&C fosters emerging dancers, choreographers and educators through world-class coaching, artistic collaborations, mentorships, production management opportunities and professional performances which advance dance as a medium [...]


AMY ELL holds a B.S. in Exercise Science from Texas Woman's University where she specialized is cardiac rehabilitation and corporate fitness. Amy is considered a Pilates Master Teacher having been studying and teaching the work for the last 20 years. Initially, she acquired her training via mentorship (the way it was done [...]