Exhale Dance Tribe:
Voted "25 to Watch" 2008 Dance Magazine.

Exhale Dance Tribe: A Contemporary Jazz Dance Company

Exhale Dance Tribe is a contemporary jazz troupe comprised of Cincinnati-based performing artists and dance educators. Founded in 2005 by Andrew Hubbard and Missy Lay Zimmer, Exhale celebrates the full range of modern and rhythm-based dance and features diverse and versatile performers. Their programs, performances, and original choreographies speak to the region's need for expressionistic and multi-lingual dance rooted in rhythmic language and storytelling.

Based in Cincinnati's vibrant arts community, Exhale has made numerous regional appearances in the Tri-State area as well as in New York City. Exhale was featured in publication Dance Magazine as "25 to Watch". This year the Tribe is performing with the world famous dynamic duo, Over The Rhine at the Emery Project performance, restoration of the Emery Theater on 11-11-11. Exhale recently performed at The Constella Festival at The Cincinnati Ballet's Mickey Kaplan Theater. This past summer 2011, the tribe performed in NYC at the Capezio ACE Choreography Awards for Hubbard & Lay-Zimmer's choreography Apathy of Time. The Tribe also was part of the Cincinnati Fringe Festival 2005-2008, Living Dance Project and Cincinnati Shakespeare Theater, as well as performing their annual Winter and Spring shows at the Aronoff Center's Jarson Kaplan Theater. They were also featured in Know Theatre of Cincinnati's Christmas Yet To Come which garnered Missy Lay Zimmer a 2007 CEA Critical Achievement Award for Outstanding Choreography in a theater production. Also in 2007, Exhale traveled to New York City to perform at the celebrated Merce Cunningham Theater in collaboration with Collex Arts for the second time.

Exhale founders Missy Lay Zimmer and Andrew Hubbard are both Broadway veterans, having met while appearing in featured roles in Cats. While teaching at the acclaimed Broadway Dance Center in New York City, the partners noticed a dire need for dancers to reconnect with what dance was originally intended for: self expression and storytelling. As choreographers, performers, and educators, Hubbard and Zimmer are committed to drawing out the artistic souls of performers and audiences alike, daring to explore and expand notions of individuality and nonconformity.

Seeking Dancers!
Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary Movement, & Free Style
Exhale Dance Tribe offers a 37 week contract with paid performances. Exhale Dance Tribe is a resident Dance company with the Aronoff Center for the Arts in Cincinnati, OH. Performances will include 3 performances at the Aronoff Center for the Arts, a show in Columbus, OH, and more to come... Auditions are July 22, 2010 at 7:30 PM - $15 fee.

Planet Dance Cincinnati
2230 Gilbert Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45206