Founded in 2005 by Artistic Directors Rachael Leonard and Kristin Polizzi, Surfscape Contemporary Dance Theatre is a professional modern dance company based in Volusia County, Florida. Comprised of 14 highly-trained paid professional dancers, the company presents several full scale concert events locally each year and tours nationally. In addition to presenting compelling dance productions, SCDT also offers lecture demonstrations, master classes, intensives, residencies, open rehearsals, pre/post performance discussions and a long list of community outreach programs.
SCDT consistently creates stimulating and diverse works in combination with technical excellence to provide audiences with an unforgettable arts experience. With a diversity of style ranging from athletic aerial pieces to subtle and refined compositions and large ensemble movement works, Surfscape strives to engage both dance enthusiasts and the uninitiated into the world of modern dance. Audiences continue to marvel at the professionalism, innovation and range the company delivers.
As one of the only professional dance companies in Florida, SCDT takes its role very seriously. By bringing dance to the masses through performance and education, Surfscape has repeatedly found innovative ways to increase accessibility to the art of dance. Within the company mission, anyone, regardless of age, race, or economic status has the opportunity to engage and benefit from this vibrant cultural resource. Surfscape regularly provides free and reduced-priced tickets to local students, seniors, and the underserved.
Although the administrative duties and artistic responsibilities rest in the hands of the two founding Artistic Directors, the company is also assisted and guided by a volunteer Board of Trustees and a National Artist Advisory Council. In addition to this important panel of volunteers, SCDT draws a wide range of community volunteers, friends and sponsors who help make the company successful.
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