ContempraDance Theatre's mission is to create and
present dance performances and education programs
celebrating artistic innovation and human experience
• Offering original repertoire works that seamlessly blend contemporary and classical
styles with original music, lighting, design and technology;
• Embracing diversity in technique, approach, dancers, community, creative partnerships,
• Advancing an understanding and appreciation of dance and creative movement
to cultivate the next generation of artists and audiences;
• Performing locally, nationally and internationally;
• Expanding the boundaries of imaginative expression
ContempraDance Theatre's Education Programs offer innovative learning experiences:
To develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of dance, creative movement, and human expression through active participation and to inform and cultivate the next generation of artists and audiences.
Led by Company Founder and Artistic Director Gail Vartanian along with professional dancers, the Company's Education Programs engage girls and boys, experienced dancers and novices, young children through adult, from a wide spectrum of neighborhoods, economic circumstances and ethnic backgrounds. ContempraDance Theatre's Education Programs include workshops, master classes, residencies, school performances, youth festivals, collaborations with schools and community programs, audience development, and other unique programs tailored for community needs. Programs are offered across disciplines in traditional modern styles (jazz, ballet, tap, modern) and urban contemporary (funk, break, hip hop).
For more information
and references, please contact ContempraDance
4th grade students from Hillside Elementary School "Dancing through the
Decades 2016 "Stayin Alive"
Working with kindergardners at Devon Elementary School, 2007.
The Final Performance by 4th graders at Devon Elementary School, 2007.