trEd Dance

Performing Arts Company

trEd utilizes a unique form of athletic movement,
original music, and live sound, to deliver a message
of breakthrough and freedom.

Partner with us for the 2018 season!



trEd Performing Arts Company utilizes a unique form of athletic movement, original music, and live sound, to deliver a message of breakthrough and freedom. We believe divinely inspired creativity combined with intercession releases the reality of God’s love in a powerful way. We hope to inspire this generation to advance the kingdom of God aggressively as they understand the reality of their identity in Christ. We have traveled extensively across the U.S. and western Europe, including; Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, England, Scotland,  Greece, and Albania, as well as Egypt, releasing this message in festivals, churches and civic theatres. Founded in 2007 by Nate and Leah Nelson in Houston, TX, trEd is now based in Northern California.

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Nate and Leah Nelson met in 1993 while touring with the international theatrical dance production, The Masterpiece: A Toymaker's Dream. They have spent the last 20 years traveling across the nation and around the world proclaiming a vision of hope and fullness of life. In working with innovative dance companies such as NC-5, Ad Deum, and Excelsior Dance, their artistic pursuit has led to opportunities to perform across Europe, Asia, Latin America, Australia, and even uncommon places such as Communist Cuba and China. By far, their most creative expression are their two children, Anila and Kai.


As artists we create; we strive to take what we feel in our hearts, and see in our minds and make it real. We invite others, as they watch, to become a part of the story we tell. For over nine years, the company has written several modern creative pieces and performed all over the U.S. and abroad. As an arts troupe, trEd is committed to equipping and training members to be better performers, artists, and people who understand their identity and accomplish their dreams!

Interested in joining trEd? Get some more info about what it looks like to be a member or fill out an application; we would love to get in touch with you!


The trEd Trainee Program: Equipping the Future Artist for Battle

trEd Warrior Training is a program based on developing the future artist for the challenging demands of a life of ministry in the arts.  By providing a track for accelerated physical and spiritual growth, trEd Warrior Training (TWT) will help equip the artist that desires to function in a full time capacity for trEd or other arts ministries.

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