Errant Movement was founded in August 2015 by Rachel Turner. The dancers started working together informally in early 2015, performing at the Jack Guidone Theater as part of the Joy of Motion Faculty/Workstudy Project in March and the Delta Chi Xi Showcase at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in May.
Errant means "straying from the proper course or standards" and "traveling in search of adventure." Both of these definitions fit the mission of Errant Movement to explore the world we live in through dance using unexpected movement patterns and ideas. Artistic director Rachel Turner’s choreographic style incorporates technical dance with pedestrian gestures to create dance that is visually pleasing and easy to connect with.
In 2018, Errant Movement began to work in Los Angeles in addition to Washington DC, performing and creating work in both cities.