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.


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...  


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!

Photos by Francesca Chudnoff

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Performance photos by David Hou


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

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