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The mission of Deeply Rooted Dance Theater is to re-imagine and diversify the aesthetics of contemporary dance by bringing together modern, classical, American and African-American traditions in dance and storytelling. Through its uncompromising pursuit of excellence, Deeply Rooted seeks to demonstrate how art and beauty play a transformative role in Chicago, the nation and the world.

Co-founded by Artistic Director Kevin Iega Jeff and Associate Artistic Director Gary Abbott, LaVerne Alaphaire Jeff, Diane Shober and Linda Spriggs, Deeply Rooted Dance Theater was established in 1995, and made its public debut in 1996.

Skills & Qualifications:

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater is currently seeking enthusiastic, hardworking undergraduate and graduate students for Fall internships.

DRDT interns collaborate with the Artistic team and Administrative staff on multiple projects throughout the year, working in operations, development, marketing, and programs as integral members of our staff. Interns will gain a well-rounded understanding of the inner workings of a non-profit arts organization while learning and working in a fast-paced but nurturing environment. This is a great opportunity for any young professional seeking to both apply their academic skills and gain experience in arts administration.

Stipends are available and internships may develop into full or part-time work with the company.

Internship Dates: Monday, September 11- Friday, December 15


To apply for an internship, please email the following to

A cover letter detailing your specific interest in Deeply Rooted, attached to the email, in PDF file format.

Resume in PDF file format.

Your hourly availability with possible start and end dates.

*Students should contact their internship office for academic credit.


• Location: Chicago

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