This Detroit–based contemporary dance company, under the artistic direction of ArtLab J founder Joori Jung, is excited to announce that they will be offering a pre-professional company; ArtLab J II. The program will be for advanced level dancers who are looking for a more in-depth experience in a professional setting. Dancers will receive professional technique classes and experience what it is like to be a part of the creative process. Both ArtLab J and ArtLab J II strive to explore the fundamental nature of changes in movement and emotion with a pure state of mind. Dancers explore and celebrate the diversity within groups and individuals, the growth and development of human nature, and the positive aspects of behavior and emotion throughout society.


Fall 10 weeks :: September 16 - December 28 , 15 classes, Sunday's
Winter & Spring 15 weeks :: January - May 

2017 - 2018 SEASON Performance

December 15th, 2017 :: Dance collaboration Concert

December 16th, 2017 :: 20th Detroit Dance Race

April 7th 2018 :: 21st Detroit Dance Race

May 24th 2018 :: Spring Dance Concert at Detroit Institute of Arts

May 26th, 2018 :: Audition

August 10th - 12th 2018 :: Detroit Dance City Festival


Last season ArtLab J Dance II participated and was featured in the Detroit segment filmed by XQ America The Super School Project. 

XQ America endeavors to remake America’s high schools for today in order to create a new model of learning that would be called XQ. For their Super School Project, XQ curated hundreds of the best resources on topics from brain science to student voice to school finance and made them all available on their website. They invited teams to begin by understanding their students and the world they will enter after high school. The team’s next step was to dream big and sketch out ambitious designs. Only then did they ask them to dig into the logistical challenges of opening a new or redesigned school. Each of the 700 proposals got a thorough, careful, fair-minded review by a judging team that included many of the nation’s leading experts in education, youth development, innovation, and design.  


ArtLab J Education Director: Adriel Ruben 

ArtLab J Dance II Dancers: Melissa Wrona, Sakara Calhoun-Bey, Jaeden Footitt, Cheryl Stahl


Photo Credit :: Scott Lipiec