OUR HISTORY & FUTURE
Celebrating the art of dance in performance, education & training
Repertory Dance Theatre is a fixture on the cultural landscape of the Lehigh Valley and its artistry directly contributes to the quality of life in the Lehigh Valley. RDT productions are for audiences of all ages and feature professional and pre-professional dancers. All of RDT’s performances and outreach programs are designed to entertain and educate, engage and delight Lehigh Valley audiences of all ages about the art of dance and encourage young people to learn about dance as a discipline, profession and avocation.
Founded by Dolly Haltzman in 1987 as a 501c3 nonprofit pre-professional dance company , RDT is now under the artistic direction of Jennifer Haltzman Tracy and Trinette Singleton. RDT provides dancers with high quality dance training and performance opportunities like the Nutcracker, a spring ballet, and numerous community based performances. In addition, RDT provides free dance training for At-Risk students and artist-in-residence programs for inner city schools, as well as conducts educational, outreach programs in collaboration with other arts’ organizations throughout the Lehigh Valley. Many RDT alumni have gone on to professional dance careers with major dance companies and/or have performed in Broadway productions. Others have continued their dance careers in colleges and universities and others have used the skills they obtained at RDT to choreograph and teach dance.