• Rice Dance Theatre

    Rice Dance Theatre (RDT), a pre-professional dance company for Rice students, is an integral part of the Gibbs Recreation Center. First formed in 1979 by a small group of students with a strong interest in performing and exploring dance as a creative outlet, it has grown to large dance company of 25-30 dancers. While there are many opportunities for students to explore dance on campus, RDT presents a unique opportunity for students to receive training in theatrical production, choreography and dance technique while pursuing degrees in various fields. The company hosts two annual performances for Rice University and the Houston community where professional and student choreography is featured.

    Fall 2015 Auditions

    September 1 & 2
    4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Located in the Rice Recreation Center Dance Theater
    , 2nd floor of Gibbs Rec Center

    Please try to arrive by 3:30pm to complete audition form. Attendance is only required for one audition day, but is strongly encouraged for both days. Please wear dance/exercise clothes. Dance shoes are required. Questions? Contact Heather vonReichbauer at han1@rice.edu.


    Rice Dance Theatre: Behind the Scenes

    Watch our information video to learn more about the RDT community, time commitment, choreography, and more!


  • Artistic Director of RDT Guest Choreographers & Instructors  
     Heather Nabors
    Heather vonReichbauer

    Click here for a full biography
    Lydia Hance 2015
    Past and Present Choreographers & Instructors
    Click here for biographies and more information