Mission

CSDT directors Emily Murawski, Jordan McHenry, Beth CarlsonColorado Springs Dance Theatre (CSDT) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes dance in the Pikes Peak Region. Our mission is to promote a diverse range of world-class dance events that cross generations, cultures, and classes while ensuring that it reaches the most underserved sectors of our community. We nurture young dancers by providing educational and performance opportunities that include master classes and scholarship programs. We extend dance to the underserved by providing free or reduced-price performance tickets to students and adults who might otherwise not be able to attend a live performance.

Founded over forty-three years ago by Barbara Kline and a dedicated group of volunteers, Colorado Springs Dance Theatre is a grass-roots arts organization that has showcased professional, world-class dance to the Pikes Peak region, exposing local communities to internationally renowned dance. Now in our 5th decade of community service, CSDT has hosted over 100 of the world’s pre-eminent dance companies including Dance Theatre of Harlem, Paul Taylor Company, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and the Martha Graham Dance Company. More recent seasons have included sold-out shows by Keigwin + Company and Ailey II.

In our coming 2019-2020 season we will continue our mission by presenting Axis Dance Company, a disability-focused company based in Oakland, CA as well as an emerging choreographic power duo FLOCK from Germany. This year we are investing in our first annual choreography festival, Ascend, to motivate the local choreographic artists and we’re also launching a new collaborative educational objective called Pivot, designed to bring over 2000 of the cities youth to The Ent Center of the Arts to experience world-class dance theatre in a world-class venue.