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Repertory Dance Theatre is dedicated to the creation, performance, perpetuation, and appreciation of modern dance.


RDT is the nation’s oldest and most successful repertory dance company. Unlike conventional modern dance organizations, we present you with a diverse range of modern dance styles and choreographers paired together in dynamic and unexpected performances.

New viewers often ask us what to expect from an RDT performance. We tell them grace and athleticism, beauty and power. Beyond that, we tell them to embrace the unexpected. So, what is RDT Dance all about? Simply said, we are about art. Art in motion, expressed through our bodies as modern dance. Art that in its immediacy and intimacy can be both thrilling and profound. Art that challenges you, and art that you won’t see coming.

For 50 years, RDT has pushed the boundaries of modern dance, while preserving and celebrating its legacy. It was radical when Utah modern dancers beat out the big city stalwarts to receive a Rockefeller grant establishing us as the nation’s first repertory dance company. Today, we’re just as revolutionary as we were in 1966. Join us for our groundbreaking 50th Anniversary season.


the Dancers

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The Staff



Rusty Bollow Chair Newmark Grubb Acres
Kanita Lipjankic Vice Chair Celtic Bank
Joanna Johnston Treasurer BDO USA, LLP
Pam McComas Secretary Raymond James Financial
Linda C Smith Ex Officio Repertory Dance Theatre
Mandy Al-Khudairi   College of Nursing, University of Utah
Jon Daich Former Chair SMG / Salt Palace
Metta Driscoll   Zions Bancorp
Janet Gray   Janet Gray Studios
Jaelynn Jenkins   Fetzer Simonsen Booth Jenkins
Amber Mettler   Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
Ghazal Palmer   Utah Valley Regional Medical Center
Hadley Rampton Former Chair Phillips Gallery
Margaret Steele   Trial Tech
Karen Thompson   Equity Real Estate - Solid
David Tundermann Former Chair Retired, Attorney
Lynne Wimmer   Retired, Professor of Dance
Natosha Washington   Northwest Middle School (Salt Lake City)
Cynthia Yeo


The National Advisory Board

Kay Clark Raine San Francisco
Robert Redford Sundance
Suzanne Call Ferry Corinne
Bonnie Phillips Salt Lake City
Nicole Guillemet New York City
Nancy Knell Osborn Cedar City
Boyer Jarvis Salt Lake City
Anand Yang Seattle
Stephen A. Goldsmith Salt Lake City
Dave Jones Salt Lake City
William (Bill) Evans Providence, Rhode Island
Ivan Weber Salt Lake City
Alice Larkin Steiner Salt Lake City
Richard Jaffe, MD Salt Lake City
Alan Henry "Skip" Branch Salt Lake City

Annual Report

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