Rooted in the African-American experience, the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company is a culturally diverse contemporary dance company committed to reaching the broadest audience through exceptional performance and arts-integrated education
Dayton Contemporary Dance Company was founded in 1968 to create performance opportunities for dancers of color. Nearly 50 years later, it remains rooted in the African American experience, committed to the development of diverse movement artists on the global stage.
A co-recipient of one of the dance world’s highest honors, the 2016 Bessie Award for Outstanding Revival, DCDC has been supported by American Dance Festival, Paul Taylor American Modern Dance, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, National Endowment for the Arts and New England Foundation for the Arts among others.
The culturally diverse company is dedicated to exceptional performance and quality community engagement.
DCDC has toured the world, dancing onstage for packed houses in Bermuda, Canada, Chile, China, France, Germany, Poland, Russia and South Korea.