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In Loving Memory: Kay Clark

In Loving Memory: Kay Clark

It is with great sadness that RDT announces that our “Artistic Princess” is gone. Kay Clark passed away on Weds, May 27. 2020 Kay Clark was one of the founding members of Repertory Dance Theatre. In 1966, Kay and seven other dancers were invited by the Rockefeller Foundation to embark on a “bold experiment” to develop the first successful modern dance repertory company.  As an impeccable dancer, teacher, choreographer, and director, Kay helped create an organization that became acclaimed nationally and…

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Welcome Kareem Lewis!

Welcome Kareem Lewis!

We are proud to welcome Kareem Lewis into the RDT family! Kareem Lewis, a native of Boston, began his formal dance training at the Boston Arts Academy. After graduating from Boston Arts Academy he continued his training at the Brookline Ballet School, studying with Trinidad Vives and Parren Ballard. He then enrolled at the The Hartt School, University of Hartford where he majored in dance with an emphasis on ballet pedagogy. ​ During his time at the Hartt school he…

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Tyler Orcutt: When was the moment you knew you wanted to be a professional dancer?

Tyler Orcutt: When was the moment you knew you wanted to be a professional dancer?

This is such a funny question to me and I absolutely love answering it. I sometimes wonder, just for fun, how other people in different fields would answer this question. When was the moment you knew you wanted to be a regional manager for a large corporation, a chef, a video game designer, or a construction worker? The answers would be wildly different not just from each other, for obvious reasons, but even from one another within the same field….

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Daniel Do: A Look Into a Different Kind of Work Day

Daniel Do: A Look Into a Different Kind of Work Day

Hello! My name is Daniel and I am currently on my second season as a company dancer with Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT). These past weeks has been a whirlwind of emotions as I try to navigate the current status of the world dealing with COVID-19. COVID-19, or the coronavirus disease, is still spreading and has caused a lot of businesses to either close down or force their employees to work from home. RDT has been one of those companies impacted…

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Elle Johansen: What is one of your favorite teaching moments?

Elle Johansen: What is one of your favorite teaching moments?

One of my favorite teaching moments is the one that taught me the importance of adapting to the unexpected. While getting my BFA at The University of Utah, I attended a teaching methods class. Part of the work done in this course was to teach creative dance classes at different schools. This particular aspect of the class was especially nerve-wracking to do as your peers would watch you teach and then provide feedback after your class was completed. I was…

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Jaclyn Brown Q&A

Jaclyn Brown Q&A

During our time with RDT, what is your favorite piece you have performed and why? During my six years on the company, I have performed around a hundred dances! Choosing just one of those is very difficult… So I’ll mention a few.  We have a lot of Zvi Gotheiner’s work in our repertory, and dancing “Dabke” was certainly an unforgettable experience. We had the chance to perform it on three separate concerts, so we have greatly matured within it throughout…

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