Use theatre and dance to spark a revolution.
To change the damn world.
WE DIDN'T SEE A COMPANY WITH DANCERS WHO LOOKED LIKE US.
SO WE CREATED ONE.
Revolution Dance Theatre is a ballet company creating professional theatre and dance opportunities for African Americans. Intent on inclusion, our concerts and classes challenge traditional perceptions of ballet, but more importantly, we're challenging traditional perceptions around blackness.
Entering just our third professional performance season, what we lack in legacy we make up for in impact. RDT is the only African American dance company in residence at Cincinnati's Aronoff Center for the Arts, is responsible for the regions only professional African American Nutcracker experience "Hot Chocolate", and was the first ballet company in Cincinnati to hire a black woman in 16 years.
Despite our successes, RDT is funded at less than 2% of predominately white institutions in our region. You can join the Revolution and help us expand our impact by purchasing a ticket, attending a concert, or making a tax-deductible donation today.