Company Mission
  • To Produce a season of compelling dance works that celebrates the creative and cultural diversity of our community.
  • To Encourage significant new work by providing an environment in which emerging artists are supported by the finest professionals producing dance today.
  • To Cultivate the next generation of dance professionals by providing the highest caliber of dance education.
  • To Reach out to young audiences and underrepresented populations with innovative programs in arts education.
About The Center for Contemporary Dance

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization, The Center for Contemporary Dance is a leading Florida production center for professional dance performances and community dance education programs.

The Center for Contemporary Dance produces some of the most exciting, socially-relevant dance works of our time. Over the past 10 years, the organization has cultivated contemporary dance in the area by supporting emerging and seasoned artists in the creation and presentation of more than 200 new dance works, including those by Moore Dance Project, U-Turn Dance Company, Patelworks Dance Theater, DRIP, Nao Dance Collective, Yow Dance and Emotions Dance Company.

In addition to producing professional stage productions, the organization reaches more than 1,000 Central Florida public school children through academically-enriching performances, lecture/demonstrations and cultural dance workshops. And as an institute for dance education operating in accordance with the National Standards for Dance Education, the organization’s performance-based school of dance is designed to transform dancers of all ages and levels into socially-aware Artists who see their bodies as powerful instruments for purposeful storytelling.