Linda C. Smith

Executive/Artistic Director

About

A native of Utah, Linda began her career in dance at the age of four with Virginia Tanner’s Children’s Dance Theatre. In 1966 she become a founding member of Repertory Dance Theatre where she fulfilled her dream of becoming a performer, teacher, choreographer, writer, producer and eventually, in 1983, the Artistic Director for the company.

Her pursuits have led to the development of the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, to the establishment of the RDT Community School, to providing commissions for established and emerging choreographers, and to the creation of multi-disciplinary activities that focus on the dance history, the environment, social issues, multi-ethnic history, sustainability and community.  Linda’s performing experience spans over 90 works. She has taught in over 1000 schools bringing the magic of dance to students and teachers with her unique demonstrations, lectures, classes and professional development workshops. She is most at home encouraging audiences of all ages to imagine, create and communicate with the language of movement.

Linda is a graduate and an Adjunct Associate Professor of dance at the University of Utah and is a certified Movement Specialist in the Utah Artists-in-Education Program.

Media & Awards:

2013
Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce "Honors in the Arts"
2014
Outstanding Achievement Award in Art from the YMCA
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2019
A Woman to Watch, one of 30 Utah Visionaries
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2018
15 Bytes - One of Utah's 15 most influential artists
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2019
Utah Nonprofits Association Outstanding Nonprofit Leader of the Year
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Contact:

lcs@rdtutah.org