Department of Dance

Performing Groups




Contemporary Dance Theatre (CDT) ignites audiences with its whirlwind of motion, color, and feeling. Showcasing contemporary dance at its best in styles that range from lyrical and contemporary jazz to classical modern, the company is committed to reaching people of all ages. Whether thrilling audiences in India or teaching young children in Australia, these articulate performers present dance that uplifts, entertains and educates.

Since 1975, CDT (formerly known as The Dancers’ Company) has taught workshops and toured throughout the world, twice being invited to perform at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The company has performed works by master choreographers including Lar Lubovitch, Alwin Nikolais, Doris Humphrey, Sara and Jerry Pearson, Ihsan Rustem, and Loni Landon.

This troupe, guided by resourceful choreographers, sustains a disciplined stamina which helps them deliver the programme in high spirits. It is, also, every minute of it, charming.

– Sjoerd Meijer, The Daily News, Durban, South Africa

For Contemporary Dance Theatre tour schedules and booking information please visit

  • Keely Song Glenn
    Keely Song Glenn Assistant Professor


dancEnsemble is a contemporary dance company that provides students the opportunity to develop and refine their performance and choreographic skills through studio work, out-of-class rehearsals, and performances. Participation in the company is a semester by semester commitment and students may audition for both Fall and Winter semesters. Choreography in the dancEnsemble concert each semester includes work created by faculty as well as students, providing participants the opportunity to work both with high level faculty choreographers and with peer choreographers. Involvement in dancEnsemble also provides an environment where professionalism in the field of dance is fostered.


Kinnect is a student outreach performance dance company with a specific focus on developing teaching, creative, and performing skills in its members. This group is carefully selected, prepared, and mentored in order to effectively teach dance as a creative process to elementary- and middle-school-age children, following the Utah State Dance Standards. Group members create a “lecture-performance” during winter semester and tour to local public schools, museum, and conferences several days in March and the first four weeks of spring term.

Kinnect is a lesser-known group of students at BYU that quietly exemplifies the university’s core mission of going forth to serve.

– Jacob Draper, Documentary Filmmaker


Each of the three contemporary dance companies hold independent auditions.

Contemporary Dance Theatre

Seeking exceptionally trained male and female performers interested in dancing all styles of modern and contemporary dance!


Pre-register at


To follow auditions.

Contemporary Dance Theatre (CDT) is a performing company focused on presenting inventive and acclaimed contemporary modern dance repertory. Featured repertory represents historical modern dance works, newly commissioned contemporary works, as well as innovative fusion forms.

As part of the audition process, dancers will learn and perform advanced contemporary modern dance sequences; dancers may be asked to improvise and create original movement at the audition. Be prepared to dance in both bare feet and in socks.

Additional commitments are required. For further information, please contact the Artistic Director, Keely Song at

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