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Beginning with their first full-length concert of the same name in 2013, Take Root commanded attention with their intricate partnering, thought provoking details and unrestricted vision.  Take Root’s kin-esthetic connections to one another and their audiences creates thoughtful and visceral works of art; from the smallest gesture to the most explosive charges of movement.


Calling Rochester, Michigan their home, Take Root resides at Oakland University under the direction of its founder, Ali Woerner.  Appreciating the many facets of art, the company thrives on collaboration and nontraditional spaces. Take Root’s multi-disciplinary approach to concepts and movement allows for their accessibility to all ages and backgrounds. They investigate the process of human connections, allowing their unique voice to directly reach audiences.

Take Root prides themselves with their successful and impactful outreach programs, Dance for Parkinson's Disease and the Arts Education Impact Program.  Take Root stands out from other dance companies through their mission to impact lives through dance!


Take Root is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 

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