RDT, A Unique Modern Dance Company

Since 1966, Utah's Repertory Dance Theatre has led the nation as American's premier modern dance repertory company. RDT is both a museum and contemporary gallery representing the scope and diversity of modern dance past and present. RDT maintains a prestigious collection of 20th Century masterpieces representing 100 years of dance.

RDT has been entertaining and enlightening audiences throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, in major metropolitan cities as well as rural and remote areas, for 45 years... from Vienna, Austria, to Skagway, Alaska.

We are a Company significantly committed not only to the highest artistic ideals, but also to a maximum level of enriching activities and stimulating involvement with community members of all ages wherever we go.


For Booking

  • E-mail booking@rdtutah.org
  • Call Ricklen Nobis at (801) 534-1000
  • Write to us at PO Box 510427, Salt Lake City UT 84151-0427


"Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT) is one of the nation’s top dance ensembles. As a high school student, it was RDT that gave me my first impression of modern dance. I can still clearly recall that intricate, precise and exciting performance that took place in the late 1980’s. At the Lied Center for Performing Arts at University of Nebraska, we have presented the greatest dance artists in the world ranging from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to the Joffrey Ballet. RDT performs at the level of greatness that our audiences expect. RDT is an amazing dance ensemble that can perform everything from beautiful, sensual dance works to hilarious and dramatic dance pieces."

-Bill Stephen, Executive Director of the Lied Center in Lincoln, Nebraska

"I cannot recommend RDT highly enough for its excellent performances, splendid outreach, flexible approach to form true partnerships with presenting organizations and their communities. I wish we could bring the company to Lincoln every year!"

- Petra Wahlqvist, Community Engagement Coordinator at the Lied Center in Lincoln, Nebraska

Recent Touring News

October 2012 tour - "Arts Across Nebraska"



Upcoming Touring Schedule - Public Performances

Bozeman, Montana | October 22, 2013


Tuesday, October 22, 2013 | 7:00pm
Emerson Cultural Center
111 South Grand Avenue
Bozeman, MT

$10 in advance through Cactus Records
$15 at the door

Inspired by our experiences touring the county for over 48 years, RDT has developed “community building” performances and outreach activities that engage people in understanding, appreciating, and expressing the life, qualities and attributes of their communities.

RDT has a great appreciation for cities large and small across the country and we have become acquainted with generations of people who have a deep connection to the landscapes that they call home.  The deserts, mountains, rivers and forests in the West and Mid-west areas shape the lives of the inhabitants in a unique way. These landscapes impact the people who live, work and play in a particular area and contribute to their understanding of places they call home.

Touring Options


Residencies consist of 2-6 days of activities culminating in a community concert. Residency activities can be designed for elementary through senior high school, college or general community (including special needs populations).

RDT's Artistic Director, Linda C. Smith, will work closely with each sponsor to design a residency appropriate to the needs of each community. Audiences can enjoy a program which includes lighthearted, entertaining, witty as well as dramatic works. The accompanying RDT residency activities can educate, enlighten and help develop your dance audience.

For more information about an RDT residency, use the links below:

Repertory performances

RDT is both a museum and a contemporary gallery representing the scope and diversity of modern dance past and present. RDT maintains the largest and most prestigious collection of 20th century masterpieces representing 100 years of dance.

Contemporary repertory programs include works by Zvi Gotheiner, Susan Hadley, Gideon Obarzanek, Scott Rink, Yvonne Rainer, Shapiro and Smith, Marina Harris, and more. RDT continues to commission new work from the world's leading choreographers.

Historical repertory features 100 years of modern dance, and is available for lecture demonstrations or as an evening length performance, Time Capsule: A Century of Dance.

Extensive Outreach and Arts-In-Education

Activities for K-12 or the greater community, including lecture demonstrations, workshops, and movement classes in a variety of styles. For more information about RDT's Arts-In-Education programs, please click here.



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