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.

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About The Center for Contemporary Dance

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization founded in 2001, The Center for Contemporary Dance is a dance education, incubation and production center with multiple awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and United Arts of Central Florida.  As a leading Florida cultural organization, the School supports the development of emerging artists through exceptional training in classical ballet, modern dance and musical theatre studies, including jazz, tap, music, voice and acting.  Pre-Professional Programs in Classical Ballet/Modern Dance and Musical Theatre are designed to prepare serious-minded students ages 10-18 for entry into both university programs and careers in the arts.  Preparatory programs begin at age 2, facilitating an appreciation, discipline and foundation for future studies in dance and the performing arts.

Master Teaching Artists from The Center for Contemporary Dance are contracted to deliver programs in the public school system and in collaboration with community organizations across 5 Central Florida counties.  Since 2001, the organization has reached more than 12,000 young people through customized arts education programs and age-appropriate performances that promote access to inspire an appreciation for the performing arts.

The Center for Contemporary Dance also produces world-class performances featuring student artists and professionals alike.  Pre-professional and professional artists develop and customize performances for corporate events, universities, and independent theatres across the nation.  And over the past 15 years, the organization’s Residency Program has cultivated contemporary dance in the area by supporting students and seasoned artists in the creation and presentation of more than 250 new dance works, including those by Moore Dance Project, Dawn Branch Works, Coby Project, Patelworks Dance Theater, Tajma, Mary Love Dance Projects and many more.

Come, discover the dance!