Artistic Director, Deborah Lundmark

...where aspiring young artists come to perform

Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre is a repertoire company created to provide dancers under 19 years of age with a professional performance alternative to prevailing competition, examination and recital options. Founded in 1980 by Deborah Lundmark and Michael deConinck Smith, CCDT strives to nurture the highest calibre of versatile dance artists through advanced-level training in Limón Modern and RAD Ballet techniques combined with extensive performance and touring opportunities of a varied modern and contemporary repertoire.


In light of the ongoing pandemic, the remainder of CCDT's 2019/2020 Season has been cancelled. All performances scheduled from March through July 2020 have been cancelled or postponed until further notice, for the safety of our artists, staff, and the greater community.

Additionally, the 509 Dance building will remain closed until further notice. The  509 Dancewear store is open for shopping on select days by appointment only. CCDT's office staff and directors can be reached by email during this time.

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WATCH: Urbanecho

a collaboration with Dr. Draw

Back in February, CCDT’s Artistic Director Deborah Lundmark began choreographing a new work that was to premiere as part of the Company’s 40th Anniversary Celebration. Inspired by the dancers’ special closeness, it grew into a conversation among friends, listening to, supporting and celebrating one another – a silent exchange of things understood that is only found among those who have shared much together. When the pandemic halted this work so abruptly, and with several of the senior dancers set to move on at the end of the company’s season, this beautiful conversation would be left unfinished...  


dances for a sacred season

December 11 & 12, 2020

Fleck Dance Theatre, Toronto

Illuminating the winter solstice through dance for thirty-three years, WinterSong warms the hearts of audiences with its rich tapestry of contemporary dance inspired by this festive and reverent season.

More Information to come!

Gravity's Edge


May 28 & 29, 2021


Fleck Dance Theatre, Toronto

Celebrating CCDT's 40th anniversary, Gravity's Edge features world premieres by globally-renowned choreographer Gioconda Barbuto and Artistic Director Deborah Lundmark, alongside a stunning program of contemporary repertoire by acclaimed choreographers Jennifer Archibald (Arch Dance Company), Nicole Caruana (UANA Dans), and Colin Connor.


A new installation work directed by Colleen Snell (Frog In Hand) will animate the theatre lobbies, inspired by and commemorating Lundmark's rich choreographic history with her 40-year-old company.


Promo Video Series

In celebration of CCDT’s 40th anniversary season, this series of short promotional videos share a closer look at the ‘who, what, where, when, why, and how’ of CCDT. Watch and learn what makes us a unique dance organization, highlighting features from the company’s history to the hybrid model of training, creation, and performance that facilitates exemplary artistic development.

New installments will continue to be released through 2021. Click to watch now, and stay tuned for new segments in the coming months!

Catie's Classroom came to visit CCDT!
Check out our episode where Catie learns about contemporary dance with the 2018/19 Young Apprentice Dancers.
'Outlining opportunity': An interview with CCDT dancer Lola Rose Jenkins
Published in The Dance Current's
Nov/Dec 2019 Issue
Get Vol. 22, Issue 6 of The Dance Current Here

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Performance photos by David Hou


Geoffrey Rytell
Kenny Pearl
The Martin-Wylie Family

CCDT Tours are made possible by a grant from the Ontario Arts Council's Ontario Touring Program

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