Trey McIntyre Project was founded in 2005 to realize the artistic vision of artistic director Trey McIntyre. Founders McIntyre, John Michael Schert, and Anne Mueller formed the organization as a summer pick-up touring company, premiering at the Vail International Dance Festival. McIntyre was in essence able to cherry-pick his dream-team of dancers from various dance companies he worked with throughout the year, corralling them all at the White Oak Plantation for a summer residency before touring the US to summer dance festivals. Momentum built quickly and its national and international success led McIntyre to establish the company year-round as of 2008, based in Boise, Idaho.
The company achieved great audience and critical success as McIntyre created over 23 original works for the company as well as numerous film projects, interactive site specific works, and photography collections. They have been featured in The New York Times, Dance Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, PBS NewsHour, The Washington Post, and many more.
Trey McIntyre Project was lauded for its innovative business model and unique way of engaging with audiences and communities. Bedside interactions with hospital patients, engagement in the schools, surprise SpUrbans on the street, all-access social media presence, making the artists of the company accessible through video content, community presence, and other groundbreaking practices all led to receiving prestigious grants from organizations such as ArtPlace and they were named Boise’s Economic Development Cultural Ambassador for two years in a row.
The company performed in hundreds of prestigious venues across the world including Brooklyn Academy of Music, Carnegie Hall, Jacob’s Pillow, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Zellerbach Hall. They also traveled to China, South Korea, Vietnam, and The Philippines on behalf of the US State Department as a part of Dance Motion USA.