Dayton Contemporary Dance Company

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC) was founded in 1968 to create performance opportunities for dancers of color. Five decades later, it remains rooted in the African American experience, committed to the development of diverse movement artists on the global stage. Dayton Contemporary Dance Company brings phenomenal artistry to the stage, the classroom and the community.

DCDC celebrates its 55th anniversary in 2023. The 2023-24 Season sets the bar higher, as new works continue to be created and uplift Black choreographic Voices and restoring historic modern dance works. This year, DCDC exemplifies the legacy set forth by Jeraldyne Blunden and continues to root itself in the Dayton community. 

A co-recipient of one of the dance world’s highest honors, the 2016 Bessie Award for Outstanding Revival, DCDC has been presented by American Dance Festival, Paul Taylor American Modern Dance, and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and supported by National Endowment for the Arts and New England Foundation for the Arts among others.​

The culturally diverse company is dedicated to exceptional performance and quality community engagement. DCDC has toured the world, dancing onstage for packed houses in Bermuda, Canada, Chile, China, France, Germany, Kazakhstan, Poland, Russia, and South Korea.

840 Germantown Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402
937-228-DCDC (3232)