Bernard H. Gaddis | The Las Vegas Contemporary Dance TheaterLVCDT was founded in 2007, by Bernard H. Gaddis and Charmaine Hunter. LVCDT is considered one of the “Fab Four” Fine arts organizations in Las Vegas. LVCDT is Las Vegas Valley’s premier contemporary dance company, best known for its passionate and relatable repertoire. LVCDT has a dance style that is both classical and modern as well as highly athletic. The Company has over 40 Ballets in its repertoire, some which have been performed by some of the most renowned dance companies in the world!!

Our Mission


MJ | The Las Vegas Contemporary Dance TheaterLas Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater is dedicated to preserving and presenting the work of generations of great artists, choreographers and teachers, as well as, showcasing the work of emerging talent in a broad spectrum of dance styles. LVCDT seeks to maintain a world-class performing arts company, creating multicultural opportunities to build artistic bridges beyond our borders. Through educational outreach programs, LVCDT seeks out at-risk youth and provides a path to confidence, discipline, and excellence that will benefit the youth and their community way beyond their participation in the dance program.

LVCDT will bring the elegance, grace, discipline, and dignity that is dance to all classes, all cultures, all walks of life

Our Vision


Roman | The Las Vegas Contemporary Dance TheaterIt is our vision that the Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater and its artists become distinguished ambassadors of America through the universal language of dance. Based in Las Vegas and proud to be part of its legend, we seek to bridge cultural divides and connect to art forms around the world using the powers of mind, body, and spirit, translated into dance.

Dance is the spoken word of movement and is part of the culture of almost every civilization in the world. Through the sharing of dance’s many rituals, we envision sharing Las Vegas with the world and bringing back a little of the world in return.

The Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Conservatory


Maria | The Las Vegas Contemporary Dance TheaterNew York is known for the Fine Arts in music, theater, opera, and dance; LVCDT is dedicated to bringing that same quality to its classes with teachers highly skilled in the art of
dance. LVCDT is devoted to providing a safe fun and exciting learning environment to help you find your inner artistry. LVCDT’s staff of teachers has taught and performed with some of the most prestigious universities and dance companies in the world. We strive to provide the best training, all in a nurturing environment.

Within our Arts and Education Programs, students learn how dance is an accessible art form, relevant to their daily lives. Based on the LVCDT Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Dance, these programs promote student-centered, collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to learning facilitated by professional dance educators.

LVCDT Community Outreach


PHIB | The Las Vegas Contemporary Dance TheaterToday, more than ever, our community needs The Arts, as a forum for self expression, communication, exploration, imagination, and cultural and historical understanding. The Arts are the heartbeat of culture that identifies a city’s community with the world. The Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater goal has always been to empower our communtity by celebrating the love of lifelong learning and performing in The Arts.It is the mission of the Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater (LVCDT) to maintain a world class Performing Arts Company and School by creating multicultural opportunities in building artistic bridges beyond our borders, while preserving and presenting the work of generation of great artists, choreographers and teachers. LVCDT seek to bridge cultural divides and connect art forms around the world by translating mind, body and spirit into dance. LVCDT is dedicated to serving the greater population of Las Vegas in The Arts.

Upcoming Performances

Fall Concert Season - November 11, 2016
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
Spring Concert Series #09 - April 21 - 22, 2016
West Las Vegas Library Theater

Recent News

Love With LVCDT Valentine’s Day Performance - The Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater presents its February Valentine’s Concert performance “Love with LVCDT”
Video – LVCDT at the Smith Center - LVCDT Celebrates 5 Years with a Performance at the Smith Center
LVCDT Celebrates Five Years! - LVCDT premiere at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts
Alice Down The Rabbit Hole - Press Release
October 3, 2014
LVCDT on Las Vegas PBS - An interview with Founder/Artistic Director Bernard H. Gaddis of the Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater
Video – LVCDT’s PHIB - Video - LVCDT's PHIB on Vimeo
LVCDT’s New Demo Reel - The Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater Demo Reel on Vimeo
Simply Ella - Press Release
November 13, 2015