• 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 dance technique, choreography and production 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.                      


    RDT AUDITIONS - SEPT 6TH & 7TH @ 4pm, Dance Theater, Gibbs Recreation Center.  Please arrive early to fill out forms. Dance shoes are not required. Previous experience in at least one dance genre is preferred, but not mandatory.


    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

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    Past and Present Choreographers & Instructors
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