Contrapose Dance was founded in 2008 by artistic director Courtney Peix out of a desire to present new, exciting and entertaining works that engage and thrill audiences. Building on a backbone of classical training, this repertory company presents modern, contemporary, and balletic works designed to plumb deep emotions and celebrate the exhilaration of pure movement. Contrapose Dance aims to bring a continued fresh energy to the theater scene, in Boston and beyond, by commissioning innovative works that challenge and invigorate choreographers, dancers, and audiences alike. These diverse works challenge their choreographers, by pushing them to take creative risks; the dancers, by asking them to stretch their artistic and athletic abilities; and, finally, our audiences, by inviting them to set aside expectations and respond to the thrill of the new. It is through these commissions that Contrapose Dance continues to actively expand its completely original repertory, working with emerging and established choreographers. Most recently, Contrapose commissioned New York based choreographers David Parker and Sydney Skybetter, and Canada based Heidi Rood to create and set work. The company strives to work with a variety of esteemed Boston-based choreographers as well, such as Marcus Schulkind, Gianni Di Marco, Nicole Pierce, Lorraine Chapman, etc. to continue to encourage and support the development of new work around their home base of Cambridge, MA.