Executive/Artistic Director


Positions in this 8-member company are for 52 weeks per year including 35-38 full and 13-17 half weeks plus full health insurance.
Submissions accepted through January 1, 2024
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center 138 W. Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT 84101      
Part One: submit video and resume digitally – we will be accepting submissions through January 1, 2024.
Part Two: attend RDT’s Winterdance Workshop January 2, 3, 4 2024 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Note: submitting a video and resume digitally is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. Based on part one submissions, scholarships to RDT’s Winterdance may be available.


PART ONE: how to submit videos and resume ONLINE 

Fill out the online form found HERE (or below) or paste the following URL into your browser window:


This online form will collect your first and last name, birthday, head shot, and resume. Your resume must include details about your dance education, degrees received to date (or date degree will be completed), performance experience, and teaching experience to date. The online form also collects the names and emails of TWO individuals to serve as character references. Letters of Recommendation will NOT be collected at this time.


You must also upload 2 videos. These do NOT need to be highly produced or edited videos.  We prefer them to be shot with your phone and IN LANDSCAPE ORIENTATION.

  • Video #1: introduction stating your name and brief dance background – no more than 1 minute.
  • Video #2: a solo wearing a form fitting top and tights which shows your technical ability including balance, extension, flexibility, traveling pattern, leaping, turning, etc – no more than 3 minutes.


RDT’s Artistic leadership will review part one submissions and may extend scholarship opportunities to Winterdance 2024. Submitting videos and resume during Part 1 does NOT guarantee a scholarship.


Part Two: In-Person Winterdance Workshop January 2, 3, 4, 2024 in Salt Lake City, Utah

Participation in the three-day, Winterdance workshop is strongly encouraged. Those interested in auditioning for the company who can NOT attend Winterdance are still welcome to submit videos and a resume in part one.


Repertory Dance Theatre is dedicated to both preserving AND creating modern dance and recognizes the need to include performative “gender” in some historic modern dance. As a repertory company, all company members may be asked to “perform gender” onstage or adopt a certain gender identity for a specific dance work. While the company is currently seeking a male-identifying, transgender, or gender nonconforming dancer for the 2024-2025 season, we are committed to making sure the performance of gender is not a barrier to inclusion and full-participation as a performer and artist and we welcome applications from individuals from across the gender-identity spectrum.


In 1966, an inspired partnership between the Rockefeller Foundation, the Salt Lake City community, and the University of Utah launched Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT) — a company in a rural western state with the mission to preserve and present modern dance, America’s unique art form. From the early pioneers to today’s boundary-breaking choreographers, RDT has curated one of the largest collections of modern dance works in the world with 480+ significant pieces including works by Ted Shawn, Michio Ito, Doris Humphrey, José Limón, Shapiro & Smith, Lar Lubovitch, Zvi Gotheiner, Ihsan Rustem, and Noa Zuk.



  • Dancers must be prepared to make a two-year commitment.
  • Season 2024-2025 rehearsals begin July 1, 2024.
  • Be willing to relocate to Salt Lake City, Utah for all contracted weeks.
  • Be a citizen of the USA or have a Green Card.
  • Have a degree in dance (BA, BS, or BFA) from an accredited college/university or equivalent in professional dance experience.
  • Showcase outstanding technical skills.
  • Have some experience in and ability to perform a wide range of modern/contemporary movement styles as well as contemporary and classical modern dance techniques such as Graham, Limon, and Cunningham.
  • Have experience with partnering skills, serving as both a lifter/base and lifted/flyer as well as showcasing physical strength, endurance, and flexibility.
  • Have some experience choreographing dance works and/or show an interest in developing their own choreographic skills.
  • Have some experience with teaching (university pedagogy class and/or practical experience) K-12th grade students as well as interest in developing their teaching skills.
  • Have clear communication skills


Repertory Dance Theatre is an equal-opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, or disability unless because of a disability the candidate is unable to perform a bona fide qualification listed in the job description.

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