Founded in 2012 and located in Jacksonville, Florida, Jacksonville Dance Theatre is a contemporary modern dance company dedicated to creating and promoting excellence in the field of professional dance on local, national, and international stages. JDT is committed to creative innovation and exchange through choreographic projects, concert dance performance, movement intervention outreach, and dance education. We believe in providing sustainable opportunities for dance making, health and wellness, and community and cultural advancement.
Led by Artistic Director, Rebecca R. Levy, Executive Director, Katie McCaughan, and Creative Director Tiffany S. Santeiro, JDT has been presented through the Dance Gallery Festival in New York City where JDT won the Audience Choice Award in 2014; MixMatch Dance Festival in Santa Monica, California; Dance Gallery Festival in Huntsville, Texas; and Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival, among others.
JDT was a recipient of the 2016 inaugural Florida East Coast PNC Arts Alive grant program and was supported in 2016 by a grant from the Art Ventures Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida. JDT is sponsored in part by the City of Jacksonville and the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville through the Cultural Service Grant Program. JDT is also sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. JDT produces its Annual Repertory Concert in the spring at the historic Florida Theatre in downtown Jacksonville.