The Center for Contemporary Dance, Inc.
Overview: Operating with complete transparency as reviewed by the Community Foundation of Central Florida, The Center for Contemporary Dance is a leading Florida production center for dance performance and community dance education programs. The company is responsible for the evolution of contemporary dance in the area, supporting the launch of 12 of the area’s professional contemporary dance companies. Over the past 13 years and even before its incorporation, the organization has supported emerging and seasoned artists in the creation and presentation of more than 220 new dance works, including those by Moore Dance Project, Coby Project, Mary Love Dance Projects, explore theatre and dance co., Emotions Dance Company, Yow Dance, DRIP and many more. In addition to producing professional stage productions, the organization develops arts programs that reach child welfare organizations, underserved populations and public schools across 5 counties.
Mission: 1) To produce a season of compelling dance works that celebrate the creative and cultural diversity of our community. 2)To encourage significant new work by providing an environment in which emerging artists are supported by the finest professionals producing dance today. 3) To cultivate the next generation of dance professionals by providing the highest caliber of dance education. 4) To reach out to young audiences and underrepresented populations with innovative programs in arts education.