Columbus Dance Theatre Announces it's

2019-2020 season


Photo: Will Brenner

Photo: Will Brenner



Season Tickets 2018-19


New Artistic director Seth Wilson and Executive Director, Jaime Kotrba are excited to

take flight as they head Columbus Dance Theatre’s 22nd season, Ascend. “CDT’s

season will focus on it’s community and build collaboration with it’s incredible artists

located and grown in our very own city.” says director Seth Wilson. “We are fortunate

to have such talented support and are working to lift our artistry to new levels.”

The season opens with a favorite, Dancers Making Dances, at CDT’s Fisher Theatre

on October 25th and 26th, but will be inspired by visual art from our community. Each

dancer will chose a visual artist’s work to inspire their choreographic vision. “We will

hold a gallery during each performance and are excited to open our doors to more

artists in the community.”

We will celebrate our 20th Anniversary and final performance of our holiday ballet,

Matchgirl this year on December 20th and 21st. Matchgirl will return to the Lincoln


On March 6th and 7th we will present Homegrown, our homage to choreographers

native and or based in Columbus. Columbus choreographer and retired Balletmet

dancer, Jimmy Orrante, native and emerging choreographer Martine Clark, Co-founder

of Flux + Flow Russell Lepley, native choreographer and founder of Kristina Isabelle

Dance Company, Kristina Isabelle and Artistic Director Seth Wilson will all set world

premiere works on the company. “We are excited to present world premiere works by

choreographers around Columbus. We are fortunate to have such talent grown in our


Our 2019-2020 season will end on May 22nd and 23rd with the iconic ballet, Firebird.

Following the original Stravinsky score, CDT will perform Artistic Director Seth Wilson

and Executive Director Jaime Kotrba’s choreographic take on the historic ballet.

2019-2020 SEASON - ASCEND


Dancers Making Dances - October 25-26 CDT's Fisher Theatre

Friday at 8:00  Saturday at 3:00 and 8:00 

Join us as the company dancers collaborate with visual artists around Columbus to create an exciting evening of art.


Matchgirl - December 20-21  Lincoln Theatre

Friday at 8:00  Saturday at 3:00 and 8:00

Come celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Matchgirl.


Homegrown - March 6-7 CDT's Fisher Theatre

Friday at 8:00  Saturday at 3:00 and 8:00

New works by native or Columbus based choreographers; Jimmy Orrante, Kristina Isabelle, Martine Clark, Russell Lepley, and CDT’s Artistic Director, Seth Wilson.


Firebird - May 8-9th Lincoln Theatre

Friday at 8:00  Saturday at 3:00 and 8:00

Fly into our season closer with our world premiere take on an old classic.