Welcome to Columbus Dance Theatre!


We invite you to experience our holiday ballet, Matchgirl, based on the story of The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen. The production runs December 11 and 12 at the Lincoln Theatre in downtown Columbus, Ohio. The whole family can enjoy this story, with its themes of love and redemption. CDT is taking food donations in conjunction with the production, to be delivered to the local food banks. For more information about the ballet visit our Company Season page.

Tickets are available on-line through CAPA/Ticketmaster or by telephone, see below. Seating is general admission. 


Our Mission

Our Mission is to engage, enrich, and educate the community through original and collaborative cutting-edge dance theatre and quality dance instruction for people of all ages.


The Company

Columbus Dance Theatre is a nationally recognized contemporary ballet company with a significant performance history.  

The School

The CDT School is a professional training school affiliated with CDT nationally recognized professional Company.

Columbus Dance Theatre is a contemporary ballet company, school, and arts presenter. Founded in 1998, CDT presents its 18th annual season in its home theatre, the Fisher Theatre, and at various venues throughout metro-Columbus and nationally. CDT is a nationally recognized arts organization with a significant history of community involvement through its professional company, school, and its new role as a leading sponsor of independent artists in Central Ohio.  Columbus Dance Theatre has partnered with multiple arts and community organizationsincluding: Opera Columbus, The Columbus Symphony Orchestra, The Carpe Diem String Quartet, Thurber House, The Lancaster Festival, Children’s Dance Workshop of Florida, WOSU-Television, Mid-Ohio Food Bank, Second Harvest, and First Community Church. Dozens of artists of national and international caliber will participate in CDT’s season. Columbus Dance Theatre unites the Columbus arts community in a season of dance that both entertains and encourages social understanding.