trEd Performing Arts Company utilizes a unique form of athletic movement, original music, and live sound, to deliver a message of breakthrough and freedom.
Founded in 2007 by Nate and Leah Nelson in Houston, TX, trEd is now based in Northern California.
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.
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, Germany, England, Scotland, Greece, and Albania, as well as Egypt, releasing this message in festivals, churches and civic theatres.
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!