Our Mission

ConteXture dance Detroit is a non-profit contemporary modern dance company based in Detroit.

Its mission, as part of the burgeoning arts explosion in the city, is to explore and expand the urban dance identity of Detroit. Through advanced training and performance opportunities ConteXture is developing a local corps of professional dancers in an effort to establish Detroit as a nationally recognized center of dance.

The company was founded by Artistic Director, Tracy Halloran Pearson, who earned her BFA in dance at Marygrove College, her MFA in Choreography at the University of Michigan, and in 2014 was named the Kresge Fellow in Music and Dance.

What We've Achieved

ConteXture dance Detroit has performed in many renowned settings:

  • DUMBO Dance Festival in New York City

  • Detroit Institute of Arts for the Detroit Art X Festival

  • In the Rivera Court as part of the DIA’s Dance! American Art 1830-1960 exhibit

  • In multiple dance festivals across the Detroit Metro region 

  • In 2016, ConteXture was featured on the Detroit Public TV program, “Metro Arts Detroit.”