• 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 student choreography is featured.

    "Shifting Perspectives" - Fall 2014 Performance

    Featuring work by Guest Choreographer Maggie Lasher of ChinaCat Dance, Ashley Horn, and RDT Students including Lissa Benson, Adeene Denton, Olivia Hu, Jacqueline Nguyen, Maggie Puckett, Grace Weng, and Beineng Zhang.

    November 20-22, 2014
    7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Seating is limited)

    $10 - General Admission
    $5 - Rice Students, Faculty and Staff

    Please bring your ticket confirmation to the theater and present it to the box office.


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

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     Maggie Lasher 
    Past and Present Choreographers & Instructors
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