Repertory Dance Theatre


Repertory Dance Theatre is dedicated to the creation, performance, perpetuation, and appreciation of modern dance.

RDT is the nation’s oldest and most successful repertory dance company. Unlike conventional modern dance organizations, we present you with a diverse range of modern dance styles and choreographers paired together in dynamic and unexpected performances.

Since 1966, RDT has worked under a very basic assumption: that dance is fundamental to how we experience the world. Regardless of race, income, status, age, or location, dance and artistic expression are vital human tools that connect, support, and heal. RDT is committed to enriching the lives of Utahns as we all recover from an unparalleled global crisis.

For our 55th Emerald Anniversary, RDT continues to present the best our art form has to offer from over 120 years of dance history. RDT is still a revolutionary institution of modern dance dedicated, more than ever, to building our community, to adding meaning to our lives, and to helping us heal.

Like everyone, we continue to discover what the world will look like as a new normal takes hold.  As always, we will be resilient and resourceful, flexible and determined.  No matter what, the show must go on – and go on it will! This season RDT is dedicated to creating new and innovative ways for us to dance together. Dance is Essential — Dance We Must!

Past Events


RDT celebrates its commitment to performing classic American dance treasures by legendary choreographers Doris Humphrey, José Limón, Donald McKayle, and Elizabeth Waters.