About Our Dance Studio

  • I wanted to tell you that having dance lessons at your studio was one of the highlights of my time in Houston. Your staff are wonderfully kind and patient.
    — Veronica Mabry
  • The company’s dancers have good energy and precise technique. They’re fluid through the torso, speedy with turns and steady on balances.
    — Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle, December 2003
  • City Dance Company demonstrated that putting in rehearsal time does indeed pay off. It was a wonderful display of modern dance, choreographed with crisp yet fluid precision....
    — Houston News Pages, 2002
  • I found the company’s performance demonstrates incredible discipline and talent.
    — Joseph R. Wilson, Dir. Of Grants and Services, Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County
  • The dancers have great onstage personality and talent.
    — Randy Penn, Director of Institutional Giving, Houston Ballet
  • City Dance Company has been an invaluable partner in providing a healing environment and enriching the lives of our patients and their families.
    — Carol Herron, Arts in Medicine Coordinator, Texas Children's Hospital
  • Dancing with Sherese at Houston City Dance has taught me that hard work pays off not only in the dance studio but in the academic classroom, too. The discipline and dedication I am learning through dance has also improved my grades.
    — Rachel Skouby, 17, member of Houston City Dance’s Ensemble Company

Established in 1994 by Creative Director and Founder Sherese Campbell, Houston City Dance Studio is a nonprofit dance school and performing arts organization which seeks to reflect the ethnic diversity of the Houston Metropolitan area. Since then, Ms. Campbell has been the driving force in teaching the school's over 200 dance students, many of whom receive scholarships. Ms. Campbell's commitment to dance education and instruction is evident in City Dance's comprehensive class schedule, featuring an array of ballet, jazz, modern and tap offerings which cater to students of all ages and ability levels.

The Company maintained an "Artist-in-Residence" status with Rice University (until 2013) and has performed extensively in Houston-area venues and abroad, including Scotland, Spain, France, Switzerland, and Monaco. Ms. Campbell's work with the company led the Houston Press to describe City Dance as, “urban, edgy, explosive, and very sexy.” Houston City Dance enjoys the support of grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance as well as private companies, foundations and individual donors.

Long established on a foundation of passion, integrity, and technical precision, City Dance works daily to expand and enrich the boundaries of contemporary dance. Utilizing the medium of dance to explode dichotomies to create art which is graceful and volcanic, ethereal and dramatic, City Dance repeatedly invents and reinvents itself artistically on the stage and socially through public service in the community.