Drive Dance was founded in 2010. Since their debut of Rouge at the 2010 Winnipeg Fringe Festival Drive has continued to be active in the community. In April 2012 Drive Dance produced and performed their fourth show to a sold out house at the Rachel Browne Theatre. Over the past year the company was invited to perform at the Winnipeg Dance Preservation Initiative’s International Dance Day Event, Stephanie Ballard's Landscape Dancing in honour of Rachel Browne at the Human Rights Monument in Ottawa, MCYC Cultural Arts Night, Heritage Winnipeg’s Fall Fundraiser, Women’s History Month Celebration of Women in the Arts, Culture Days Manitoba, and the Chinatown Street Festival.
Drive Dance features works gifted to them by renowned choreographers Stephanie Ballard and Gaile Petursson-Hiley. Founding members Kathleen Hiley, Arlo Reva and Robyn Thomson Kacki are seasoned performers and educators in the Winnipeg Arts Community. Drive Dance’s upcoming season includes Manitoba Culture Days 2012, NAfro Dance’s Moving Inspirations Dance Festival and Symposium 2012, Dance Manitoba Members Showcase 2012, Snapshots April 2013, International Dance Day 2013, The School of Contemporary Dancers 40th Anniversary Gala May 2013, and Timeless at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival 2013.
Drive Dance is beautifully keeping alive the artistry of two senior Winnipeg choreographers, Stephanie Ballard and Gaile Petursson-Hiley.
- Alison Mayes Winnipeg Free Press 2011
“It’s wonderful to see four young female grads of the School of Contemporary Dancers invest heart, soul, muscle and grace into eight group and solo pieces”
- Alison Mayes Winnipeg Free Press 2010
”Drive Dance made a wildly successful debut at last summer’s Winnipeg Fringe Festival, with its inaugural show, Rouge.”
- Holly Harris Uptown Arts Guide 2010