About the director


Detroit Native, Tracy Halloran Pearson, is a Kresge Artist Fellow in dance and music. She received her B.F.A. in Dance Performance from Marygrove College and her M.F.A. in Choreography from the University of Michigan. She has worked as a performer, professor, choreographer and rehearsal director in the dance world. She has produced and choreographed her own performances to sold out audiences and has had works perform in the DUMBO Dance Festival, Art X Detroit Festival, Detroit Dance City Festival, and American College Dance Festival. She is the founder and Artistic Director of the contemporary dance company ConteXture dance Detroit and is a sought after choreographer for her works that combine multiple styles of dance. Besides creating works for her own company Tracy has choreographed for the Marygrove College Dance Company, the University of Michigan’s Department of Dance, The Academy Dance Alliance, Noretta Dunworth School of Dance, Dance Masters of Michigan and many more. She is an accomplished teacher in ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary, and stretch and strengthening techniques. Tracy’s students have performed or are currently with Zurich Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Charlotte Ballet, Ballet of Arizona, Illinois Ballet Theater, Disney World’s Beauty and The Beast, Royal Caribbean and are also dancing for choreographers like Andrew Winghart, Kyle Hanagami, Talia Favia and Liz Imperio. She has been an instructor at the American College Dance Festival, Oakland Dance Festival, Cecchetti Council of America Ballet Day, Detroit Dance City Festival, the University of Michigan, The Academy of Dance Arts in Chicago, and Noretta Dunworth School of Dance. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Marygrove College, on faculty at Company C Dance Club, and choreographs and teaches master classes all over the country.