Ririe Woodbury Dance Company

Ririe-Woodbury (Rī-rē Woŏd-bûr-ē) Dance Company is Utah’s most established institution for contemporary dance. Founded in 1964, the Company actively embraces...and commissions the work of contemporary choreographers, tours worldwide, and develops dynamic education and community outreach programming. Through performance and educational undertakings, the Company pursues its mission to make dance a viable part of everyone’s life– whether it be as creators, performers, dance educators, critics, or as participating audience members. Over the 57 years of its history, Ririe-Woodbury has toured nationally and internationally, always advocating the philosophy that “dance is for everybody.”


Under the direction of Executive Director Jena Woodbury, Artistic Director Daniel Charon, and Education Director Ai Fujii Nelson, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company is committed to building upon the vision of its founders as it continues to evolve as an important voice for innovation in contemporary dance and dance education.

Upcoming Events

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Featuring works by Stefanie Batten Bland, jo Blake, and Andrea Miller.

Past Events

HOME RUN (on-demand, February 13 - March 11)
HOME RUN (on-demand, February 13 - March 11)
Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company's Winter Season Performance

HOME RUN includes original dances for the screen created by guest artist Molly Heller featuring the Heartland Collective, Ririe-Woodbury Artistic Director Daniel Charon, Company Dancers, as well a screening of an excerpt from “Wash”, created in 1970 by Stanley and Judith Hallet and choreographed by Company co-founder Joan Woodbury.

CADENCE (on demand April 22 - May 31)
CADENCE (on demand April 22 - May 31)
Charles O. Anderson, Andrea Miller, and Yin Yue bring contemporary voices to the virtual stage
Total Ellipse
Total Ellipse

TOTAL ELLIPSE features the world premiere of Two Hearted by Keerati Jinakunwiphat, the return of Raja Feather Kelly’s PANTHEON, and the world premiere by Artistic Director, Daniel Charon, On Being. Featured visual artist Jordan Johnson will be on display in the lobby. Come celebrate the arts in their totality!