Designed 2 Dance brings over 20 years of professional dance and entertainment experience in and outside the classroom. We are Houston, Texas ONLY leading Dance Education and Performing Arts Center with an emphasis on Technical and HBCU styled dance training. D2D was founded in 2009 by Tracee Davis, whom is originally from Philadelphia, PA.
Designed 2 Dance has traveled to and performed in Hawaii, Carnival Cruise Lines to Belize, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Honduras, Houston Rockets , Houston Dynamo, Houston Texans, Harlem Globetrotters, Broadway in NYC, Apollo Theater, Las Vegas, Sea World, Disneyland, Disney World, Atlanta,& New Orleans as well as yearly Super Bowl Celebrity Slam Events. Our Award Winning D2D Travel Dance Academy competes both regionally & nationally at professional Dance Competitions. Our dancers trend on social media for their Award winning outstanding performances in the areas of pointe, hip hop, productions, musical theaters and contemporary dance.
D2D strives to provide the best dance education in a fun yet hard working technical and HBCU styled environment. We’ve shaped our name with connections, opportunities and proven success. When you step foot in D2D get ready for a jump start on your dance career in a dance studio that pushes you to be your best. We provide opportunities for the recreational dancer, which are known as our undergraduates, as well as for the dancer that wants to pursue their dance dreams, our graduates.
Ms. Tracee originally started dancing at the tender age of 5 in Philadelphia, PA. She had a deep love for music. Her first dance classes were at Evelyn Graves Ministries Church in Philadelphia, PA in which she studied Ballet & Charm class. Performing was Tracee's passion and her pastor would notice it was her anointing in life. As years went on she began her technical training at Philadanco. Tracee studied ballet under the Karen Pendergrass and tap under the late Ms. Pat. She furthered her studies at Progressive Center for Dance where she studied ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, modern under Ms. Carol Cubbage-Davis, Ms. Shayla McLaurin-Wali, Ms. Nicole Davis-Tucker, Mr. Itola, and Ms. Chauntee Andrews. She later joined the Philadelphia Drill team world. Being apart of 3 drill teams was not easy but it instilled so many values in her life. Peaches ‘N’ Cream, directed by Darlene Hood. Eastwick Commandoes under the direction of Ms. Tonya Rose- Davis. Known for their precision and high standards. Lastly, Tracee was also a member of Genuine Magic.
During Tracee attendance at Virginia State University in Petersburg, VA she was captain her junior & senior year of the marching band dance line. She was also the choreographer for The VSU Gospel Chorale for all 4 years. Tracee continuously fell in love with putting on productions. Tracee relocated to Houston and married the love of her life Clifton Davis who is alumni of PVAMU. She served as the PV Panther Dolls Dance Team Choreographer for two years. She decided to open a studio after teaching dance in HISD for 3 years. God took all of her experiences from every entity she was apart of as a child and made her the the Director she is today. She was adamant
about bring the Philly Flavor with an HBCU twist to Houston, TX, and so she did.
Congratulations to our students for achieving their goals!
Congrats to our current and former students who are continuing their education at various Colleges & Universities.
Once D2D Always D2D!
Shadow Creek High School Sapphires
Alief Taylor Crimson Cadettes
Young Womens College Prep
Waltrip HS Rambling Roses
Manvel High School Majestics
Kinder High School of the Performing & Visual Arts
Prairie View A&M University
Virginia State University
Sam Houston State University
American Musical & Dramatic Academy in LA
Meyerland Performing & Visual Arts
Lamar Dance Theater