Contemporary Dance Theatre

The Contemporary Dance Theater (CDT) was created in 1972 by Jefferson James, artistic and executive director.

Moving bodies, moving souls: the essence of contemporary dance. This is Contemporary Dance Theater’s mission. We do this by connecting the community with diverse and socially relevant dance and performance art. The Contemporary Dance Theater Guest Artist Series (held at the Aronoff Center for the Arts) presents contemporary dance and time arts that reflect the diversity of style and culture, which are inherent in the field. The Guest Artist Series presents work that is serious in content, entertaining, and has a social message or context.


Current Ticket Discount:

The Contemporary Dance Theatre is proud to offer the men and women of our active Armed Forces, Reserves, Guard and their immediate families free tickets and a limited 10% discount for selected performances of the current season.   The Contemporary Dance Theatre performs at the Jarson-Kaplan Theatre in the Aronoff Center for the Arts, in partnership with the Cincinnati Arts Association.  Please check the Events Page for upcoming events.


Web Page:  Contemporary Dance Theatre


Contemporary Dance Theatre Information:
1805 Larch Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45224
(513) 800-0CDT (0238)


ARONOFF Center for the Arts Information:

Handicap Accessibility: Yes (Full)


Box Office Phone: 1 513-621-2787


For tickets & more information:

(513) 621-ARTS [2787]
Aronoff Center Ticket Office


Aronoff Physical Location:

650 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202