Contemporary Dance Theater is devoted to bringing our nationally and internationally-renowned Guest Artists into the community. That’s why one of our favorite programs is a series of open masterclasses with these amazing guest artists. Intermediate & Advanced dancers are invited to take class with the talented and innovative artists we bring to the Aronoff Center.

Next Up:  Area Choreographers Festival – Theresa Bautista, from Moving Collective, Louisville, KY



Contemporary Dance Theater will present Area Choreographers Festival on June 8 & 9 at 8pm, at the Aronoff Center for the Arts. ACF Choreographer Theresa Bautista, of Moving Collective, Louisville, KY, will teach an open community master class at the CDT studios in College Hill on Saturday, June 9 at 10:30am.  Read more about ACF and the Guest Artist Series here.


Class description:This intermediate/advanced class with Theresa Bautista begins with a warm-up exercise that is easy to learn. The class progresses to the floor to help discover body connections through somatic practices. Students are then taken through a series of several combinations to ground and align the body, calling upon modern dance fundamentals and release techniques. These exercises will be spatially expansive and push movement potential. Class will finish with phrase work that will challenge dancers to embody the material and call upon their technical training while making choices in performance to explore dynamic play.

Theresa Bautista has been hailed by the Louisville Courier Journal as “a delight to watch” and by Louisville Arts Review as “mesmerizing” on stage. A freelance dancer, choreographer and teacher in the Louisville, KY area, she trained in Southern Indiana and Louisville where she gained experience in both dance and musical theatre. While earning her biology degree from Indiana University, she continued her dance studies in a program headed by Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and Patricia McBride. Theresa has performed with ICONography Dance, The Susie Thiel Collaborative, Anna Sapozhnikov’s MOYAMO DANCE, Gordon Dance Projects, Rachel James, jan street dance theatre, and Art! Art! Barking Dog Dance Company. Theresa is the founder and Co-Artistic Director of Moving Collective, a contemporary dance company in Louisville, KY. As a choreographer, she has created works for Centre College, Moving Collective, the University of Kentucky’s Department of Theatre and Dance, Berea College Modern Dance Troupe, the University of Louisville Dance Theatre, The Center for Women and Families, Empujon, Bluegrass Youth Ballet, and the University of Kentucky Dance Ensemble. Her work Victims, received Gala honors at the Southeast Regional Ballet Festival and her work, I am a pretty girl, was recently showcased at the Regional Alternative Dance Festival in Kalamazoo, MI and the Big River Dance Festival in Huntington, WV. Theresa teaches as adjunct faculty at the University of Kentucky’s Department of Theatre and Dance, the University of Louisville’s School of Music, and the Kentucky Center’s Governor’s School for the Arts, in addition to several studios in Louisville, KY.This class is open to adults and mature teen dancers (ages 13 and up) at intermediate and advanced levels, though advanced beginners are also welcome.

Please register in advance here on our website, or at the front desk at CDT during class time in person or over the phone (513) 591-1222.  For questions: dance@cdt-dance.org

  Date   Saturday, June 9, 2018      
  Time   10:30AM-12:00PM    
  Location   Contemporary Dance Theater Studios
College Hill Town Hall
1805 Larch Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45224
  Level   Adults & Mature Teens (ages 13 & up)
Intermediate/Advanced level, but Advanced Beginners are also welcome


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Register by Thursday before the class for this special discounted price.
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Past Masterclasses

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Koresh Dance Company – (Philadelphia, PA) – March 10, 2017

Vincent Thomas/Dance Place – (Washington, DC) – Nov 3, 2017

The Seldoms – (Chicago) – January 21, 2017

Tiffany Mills Company – (NYC) – November 19, 2016

Pilobolus – (Washington Depot, CT) – April 23, 2016

Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company – (New York City) – January 23, 2016

Everett (Providence, Rhode Island) – November 7, 2015

Lucky Plush Productions (Chicago) – April 25, 2015

Paul Taylor Dance Company (New York City) – January 24, 2015

ZviDance (New York City) – November 1, 2014

David Roussève / REALITY (Los Angeles, CA) – March 22, 2014

Koresh Dance Company (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) – February 1, 2014

Doug Varone and Dancers (New York, New York) – November 2, 2013

Pilobolus (Washington Depot, Connecticut) – June 15, 2013

Philadanco (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) – March 23, 2013

ZviDance (New York, New York) – February 2, 2013

Everett (Providence, Rhode Island) – November 3, 2012