inspiring (a) movement.
Deos Contemporary Ballet is a professional ballet company based in West Michigan and founded in 2018. Deos creates live original shows in the summer months performed by professional dancers from across the U.S. during their layoff season.
Tess Sinke (Creative Director) envisioned a professional ballet company named “Deos” in the early 2000’s. After meeting Andrew Hoekstra (Executive Director) in 2016, they organized Deos Contemporary Ballet as an LLC in 2018. For-profit status for a professional ballet company is an unconventional and important choice.
We center the business around the professional dancer, period.
Dancers with Deos are always paid, unlike most summer opportunities. Our season is limited to only the summer so dancers can be employed with other dance companies during their normal season. We offer project-based employment to freelance dancers throughout the year.
Our performances tell diverse and compelling stories. They are more than high-quality performance art; we change people with motion rather than words.