• 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 to 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.

    Spring 2015 Performance: Celebrating 35 Years of Dance
    April 16-18, 2015

    Featuring work by Guest Choreographer Jhon Stronks, Artistic Director Heather vonReichbauer, and RDT Students.
    Time: 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Seating is limited)
    Pricing: $10 General Admission
                   $5 Rice Students, Faculty & Staff

    We will have limited tickets available for sale at the door on Friday and Saturday.

    PLEASE NOTE: All ticket sales are FINAL. There will be no refunds or exchanges.


    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
     Jhon R. Stronks 
    Past and Present Choreographers & Instructors
    Click here for biographies and more information