Dance Lab

Witness leading Atlanta-based dance companies create and develop movement live at the High.

Using the Anne Cox Chambers Wing Lobby as an incubator, dancers and choreographers will practice their art, offering viewers behind-the-scenes insights into the dance process.

Dance Lab is part of the High’s ongoing commitment to supporting artistic experimentation and creative practice across Atlanta.

About the Companies

ImmerseATL Collective

ImmerseATL was founded in 2017 by Sarah Hillmer as a training and mentorship program for contemporary dancers. ImmerseATL Collective serves ImmerseATL Alumni in the next phase of their journey as working professionals, offering performance and teaching opportunities along with choreographic residencies to support the advancement of their unique voices. Seven hand-selected Alumni will bring their current choreographic projects to life at Dance Lab. For more info, visit

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staibdance (founded 2007) is a contemporary dance company that focuses on the provocative power of movement. staibdance has originated works such as Attic, Moat, w I s h d u s t, and fence and has earned recognition from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, City of Atlanta, Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, and many more. staibdance is developing and rehearsing ARARAT, their newest work. For more information, visit

Dancers perform on a darkly lit stage

Full Radius Dance

Full Radius Dance (founded 1990) is a dance company with a mission to bring together disabled and non-disabled dancers through performance, education, and advocacy. Full Radius Dance has performed widely, from the hallway of a rustic villa in the Italian countryside to a meeting room at the Social Security Administration. Founder and artistic director Douglas Scott was honored with a Governor’s Award for the Arts and Humanities and the 2023 Dance/USA Champion Award. Rehearsals will feature new choreography. For more information, visit

Three dancers in different embodiments - standing, seated in a wheelchair, and lying on the floor with their bodies forming a classical, sculptural arrangement.

Dance Canvas

Dance Canvas (founded 2008) focuses on increasing awareness of professional dance in Atlanta. Dance Canvas’s vision is to diversify the artistic voices in professional dance, grow opportunities for artists in the region, and attract new audiences. During Dance Lab, Dance Canvas will feature their Choreography Career Development Initiative. For more information, visit